A truck and two cars have been involved in a deadly crash at Lake Boga.

A truck and two cars have been involved in a deadly crash at Lake Boga. Photo: The Swan Hill Guardian

A Kerang man and at least two dogs, recently saved from imminent death, have been killed in a crash involving a truck and two cars in Lake Boga in Victoria's north-west.

Victoria Police said the male driver of a white Ford Falcon travelling south along the Murray Valley Highway had died after it appeared his car had crossed on to the wrong side of the road and hit an oncoming truck just after 11.30am.

A five-year-old boy travelling in the truck managed to survive uninjured while the truck driver, a 50-year-old Kerang man, suffered serious leg and chest injuries and his 48-year-old male passenger, also from Kerang, received minor injuries.

At least five dogs, as well as cats and guinea pigs, were in a trailer being towed by a four-wheel-drive that was hit by the truck after the first collision.

The animals were being driven by a 68-year-old South Australian man to Melbourne-based animal charities, including Second Chance Animal Rescue and Starting Over Dog Rescue, after having been picked up from pounds where they were at risk of being put down.

The driver was uninjured. 

Starting Over Dog Rescue posted on its Facebook that one dog that had recently been rescued and was on its way to freedom had been put down at the scene and up to another four dogs may have to be euthanised as a result of the accident.

"We are in total shock," the post read.

Second Chance Animal Rescue stated that at least four dogs had been put to sleep at the crash scene and that one Kelpie pup being delivered to the non-profit group had died during the crash.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or with any information about the incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or visit www.crimestoppersvic.com.au



with The Swan Hill Guardian