FIVE people have been killed in separate crashes in a horror 12 hours on Victoria’s roads.
In the first incident, a male motorcyclist was killed when he collided with a car at Coolaroo in Melbourne’s north just before midday on Friday.
The second fatality occurred around 2.30pm when a woman was killed in a head-on collision in Narre Warren North.
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Then, around 4pm, a 22-year-old woman from Swan Hill died after losing control of her car and colliding with a tree at Pental Island, in the state’s north-east.
In the fourth incident, around two hours after the third, a 26-year-old man was killed after crashing his motorcycle while trying to overtake a B-double truck in Oakleigh.
Then, shortly before midnight, a third motorcyclist was killed after losing control and crashing on the Calder Freeway in Keilor East.
The recent deaths bring Victoria’s road toll for 2016 to 204. This includes 40 motorcyclists.
This time last year, the state’s road toll stood at 171.