Woman dead, child serious after crash

Police are investigating the circumstances of a crash that claimed the life of a woman in regional Victoria on Monday night. Picture NCA NewsWire/ Gaye Gerard

A woman has died and a child flown to hospital with serious injuries after a car accident in regional Victoria on Monday night.

Victoria Police said the driver of the car, which crashed into trees in Flynn, about 180km east of Melbourne, was under police guard in hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

It’s understood the car was travelling along Rosedale Flynns Creek Rd when the crash occurred at about 7.50pm.

A woman has died and a child has serious injuries after a crash in regional Victoria on Monday night. Picture: NCA NewsWire/ Gaye Gerard

Police said the woman died at the scene before the child was flown to hospital.

The area was cordoned off overnight as detectives from the major collision investigation unit investigated.

An Ambulance Victoria spokesperson said paramedics were called to the scene at about 7.50pm, with a primary school aged boy flown to the Royal Children’s Hospital in a “stable condition” and a man in his 30s taken to Latrobe Regional Hospital, also in a stable condition.

Anyone who witnessed the crash, or has dashcam footage, is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

According to police the crash has taken the number of lives lost on Victorian roads this year to 115, up from 86 the same time last year.