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Two people killed in separate crashes on Victorian roads

Two people, including a teenage boy, have been killed after a night of horror on Victorian roads.

In one incident, a woman died and two teenage girls were injured after their car ran off a busy road and ploughed into a tree in Melbourne's south-east.

Police have launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the fatal crash, which happened on Cheltenham Road on Thursday night.

"Investigators believe that a car was headed east along Cheltenham Road around 9pm," a police spokesman said. "The driver lost control of the car which left the road and crashed into a tree."

In the other incident, a teenage driver died and a passenger, a man in his 40s, sustained minor injuries after their car crashed into a tree near Nathalia in northern Victoria on Friday morning. 


Victoria Police spokesman Adam West said investigators were told the car was headed west along the Nathalia-Waaia Road around 12.20am.

"The driver lost control of the vehicle, which left the road and crashed into a tree," Leading Senior Constable West said.

"The driver, believed to be a man in his late teens, died at the scene while his passenger, believed to be a man in his 40s, suffered minor injuries."

Twenty-nine people have now been killed on Victoria's roads in February alone.

Assistant commissioner Doug Fryer said the close to record toll for February was disturbing.

He said 11 of the deaths this month were on motorcycles.

"That number is extraordinary," he said. "That's 29 funerals to be held to say good bye to loved ones that should not have been lost. Every one of those 29 will leave a void in their community. There are families grieving out there who won't get over this tragedy.

"We have not had a month of February like this for a long, long time."

"We just ask everyone to stay within the speed limit, concentrate on where they are going and don't allow themselves to he distracted."

The latest accidents bring the number of lives lost on Victorian roads this year to 50, eight more than at the same time last year. 

Police are investigating the collisions, and have asked for anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or to make a confidential report at