Two women have died in separate car accidents on Victorian country roads, taking the state's road annual toll to eight.
A 26-year-old woman from Mooroolbark died in a head-on collision at Thornton, about 130km north-east of Melbourne, at 5.30pm.
The woman was a passenger in a vehicle heading west on Back Eildon Road when the crash occurred on a bend in a 100km/h zone.
The 27-year-old woman driver suffered non life-threatening injuries.
The driver of the east-bound vehicle, a 40-year-old Eildon woman, also suffered non life-threatening injuries.
Both were taken to Maroondah Hospital by ambulance.
In the second incident about 30 minutes later, a woman died when her small green sedan collided with a white ute near Warrigul.
The woman died at the scene.
Police said the accident occurred at the intersection of Nilma-Shady Creek Road and Bloomfield Road in Nilma.
Police believe the driver of a small sedan tried to turn right into Bloomfield Road when her vehicle was struck by the ute heading south on Bloomfield Road.
A man and a woman in the ute, believed from the Warragul area and aged in their early 20s, were lucky to escape injury after their vehicle flipped and landed on its roof.
Police are investigating both accidents and remain at the scene. They will now prepare reports for the Coroner.
The deaths take this year's road toll to eight, compared to 16 for the same period last year.