Message from the Chief Commissioner

Fatal accident at Whittlesea

Release date: Wed 19 March 2008

Last updated: Wed 19 March 2008

A 32-year-old man from Mernda died following a single vehicle accident at Whittlesea yesterday afternoon.

The man was driving his car, a blue Commodore Calais sedan, north in Plenty Road about 12.05 pm when the accident happened.

It appears the man was travelling at a fast rate of speed when he attempted to overtake another vehicle, lost control of his car and collided with a tree.

Police are still investigating the circumstances of the accident and have not released the name of the male.

Police are preparing a report for the coroner.

Investigators are appealing for any witnesses to the collision to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or


Road Toll 2008 71

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Senior Constable Sharon Darcy

Media Officer

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