CCTV captures chilling reaction after driver kills road worker

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Chilling CCTV footage has captured the moment a hit-run driver who killed a road worker fled the scene in Melbourne on Tuesday morning.

In a video shared to Twitter by 7News reporter Cassie Zervos, the man is seen leaving the scene of the crash, casually walking away as others come to examine the car wreck.

Before the crash, a red Holden Commodore was seen driving along Hall Road in Carrum Downs about 7:15am, when it hit two workers who were setting up road signage.

The driver fled the scene after striking two people with his vehicle.
The driver fled the scene after striking two people with his vehicle.

Detective Acting Senior Sergeant Jarrod Dwyer told reporters on Tuesday the driver got out of his vehicle, looked directly at the two victims and then ran off.

On Wednesday morning, Mr Dwyer confirmed to 3AW that police have not yet identified the driver, despite several tips being sent in from the public.

He also said the driver did not attempt to slow down at all when approaching the roadwork zone.

"At the last second he appears to have made an attempt to veer to the left to avoid the collision but it was just far too late and he was travelling far too fast," the officer said.

A 44-year-old man from Bayswater was pronounced dead at the scene and a 38-year-old man from Traralgon was in hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The man's injuries are no longer life-threatening, but are "life-changing", according to police.

"Unfortunately they are life-changing injuries though. He's got severe leg injuries ... He's going to have an uphill battle in recovery," Mr Dwyer told 3AW.

Police are still trying to track down the driver who remains at large and are also searching for a black Hyundai SUV that picked up the fleeing suspect near the crash site.

The Hyundai then drove towards officers when they tried to intercept it.

Police are still searching for the driver and a black Hyundai SUV. Source: AAP Image
Police are still searching for the driver and a black Hyundai SUV. Source: AAP Image

Police say they are "pulling out all stops" to find those involved.

The driver's actions were described as a cowardly by detectives.

"It is just a callous, cold act. The act of a coward," Mr Dwyer said.

Investigators have made contact with the owner of the car, who is co-operating with police, to determine how the driver got behind the wheel.

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