TWO women are dead after a horrific night on our region’s roads.
Police and emergency services were called to a head-on smash on the Hamilton Hwy just north of Penshurst, at about 5.20pm on Saturday.
Initial reports were that the 63-year-old female driver of one vehicle had died, while her male passenger survived the crash.
However, Sergeant Peter Freeman of Hamilton Police said it later emerged that the woman’s husband, who was thought to have been in the vehicle with her at the time of the accident, had been following in a second vehicle and witnessed the crash.
He was taken to Hamilton Base Hospital suffering shock.
The couple was from the Geelong region, but had family in the local area.
The 35-year-old female driver of the second vehicle was from Dale’s Creek, east of Ballarat and had been travelling with her daughter, aged three or four years.
Ambulance Victoria’s John Mullen said the younger woman was airlifted to The Alfred Hospital with multiple fractures and suspected head and chest injuries.