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Man dies while ‘attempting to evade police’ on Victoria highway near Geelong

Man dies while ‘attempting to evade police’ on Victoria highway near Geelong
Man dies while ‘attempting to evade police’ on Victoria highway near Geelong

A man has died when his car crashed into a tree after trying to escape police on a highway near Geelong in Victoria.

The man was spotted driving carelessly on the Midland Hwy in Lethbridge at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Police intercepted the Toyota Camry, but the driver fled the scene and officers lost sight of him on Geelong Rd.

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At 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday, police were called to another section of Midland Hwy for a report of the same driver having crashed into a tree.

The driver, whose identity has not yet been officially established, died at the scene.

The exact cause of the crash has not yet been determined and is still under investigation.

This came just hours after another accident on Boundary Rd un Truganina claimed the life of another driver when his car crashed into a tree.

They have not yet been officially identified and police are asking anyone with information about either crash to contact them.