A horrific crash involving two cars in Point Cook has left three people dead and one fighting for lifeon Christmas Eve.
Police said an Audi travelling north well in excess of the 70km/h speed limit veered on to the wrong side of Palmers Road, slamminginto a Honda Jazz carrying two women.
Police at the scene of the Point Cook crash. Photo: Jane Gilmore
The Audi was travelling so fast that when it hit a road barrier the engine was forced from the car and the battery was found 100 metres down the road.
The two vehiclescollided on Palmers Road nears WhistlerCrescent just after 7.30pm.
One of the womenhas died, while the two occupants of the Audi are also dead.
All three bodies have not yet been identified because of the severity of their injuries, and they remained at the scene late Sundaynight.The second woman in the Honda Jazz has been taken to hospital in a critical condition.
“We’ve had a vehicle travelling north on Palmers Road at excessive speeds and it’s lost control and it’s had a head-on with a small Jazz heading the other way that contained two women,” saidAssistant Commissioner Doug Fryer, of Victoria Police Road PolicingCommand.
“There are three people who will not be there for Christmas, who will not be opening presents tomorrow. This could be a quadruple fatal and we pray to God it’s not.”
Assistant Commissioner Fryer described the impact of the crash as “extreme”, with the Audi incinerated.
“This was a tragedy that didn’t need to happen. The sort of speeds we’re talking about to cause this devastation are just crazy speeds.”
Police have yet to determine whether drugs or alcohol were a factor.
Members of the Major Collision Investigation Unit will investigate the exact circumstances surrounding the collision, andpolice will prepare a report forthe coroner.
Palmers Road is expected to remain closed overnight, with motorists urged to avoid the area.
Police have urged witnesses, especially those with dash cams, to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.