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Horror night: It’s the most deadly start to a year on roads since 2012

Macquarie National News

Six people have lost their lives in a shocking 12 hours on our roads.

It’s the worst start to the year since 2012.

Two people were found dead after a passer-by discovered two vehicles on fire in a paddock at Mannerim, east of Geelong, about 10.30pm on Tuesday night.

When fire crews brought the blaze under control they discovered the bodies, believed to be the drivers.

Police say the vehicles had earlier collided on Portarlington-Queenscliff Road but the cause of the crash is under investigation.

About an hour later, one person died in a single vehicle crash at Castella near Kinglake.

It is believed the car hit a tree on Gordons Bridge Road just after 11.30pm.

As reported widely on 3AW this morning, a motorcyclist has been killed in a shocking incident on the Monash Freeway.

Two people also lost their lives when a car and 4WD collided on a bridge at Euston, just over the border near Robinvale.

The Victorian Air ambulance transported other people injured to Melbourne hospitals.

Victoria’s state road toll is now 32.

  • 2019 road toll: 32
  • Same time 2018: 22

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