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Police investigate Keilor Park collision

Police are investigating after at least one person was killed in a collision in Keilor Park this morning. Emergency services… Police are investigating after at least one person was killed in a collision in Keilor Park this morning.

Emergency services were called to the Calder Freeway, near Milleara Road, about 8.05am after a petrol tanker travelling outbound collided with a number of vehicles.

It’s believed the truck was in the centre lane on the freeway when a car has pulled in front of it, causing the truck to swerve and the driver to lose control of the vehicle.

The truck has then struck a number of other cars.

One car was crushed under the truck during the incident and investigators are still in the process of determining how many people were in that vehicle, however at least one person has been confirmed deceased.

Six others were transported to hospital with injuries including the truck driver.

The exact circumstances surrounding the collision are yet to be determined and detectives from the Major Collision Investigation Unit are investigating.

Due to a significant amount of fuel still in the truck and on the road, police will need to wait for MFB crews to clear the scene before they can use equipment to cut into the crushed vehicle and further investigate.

At this time it is expected to take until at least 3pm.

The road is also expected to be closed for several hours, including through afternoon peak, and motorists are advised to seek alternative routes.

Anyone who witnessed the collision is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report to www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

Lives lost

2016: 119

2015: 104

Natalie Webster

Victoria Police Media Unit

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