Girl, 15, dies in hospital after car hits tree

UPDATE at 2:45 PM on THURSDAY | A 15-YEAR-OLD girl critically injured in a shocking single-vehicle crash southeast of Melbourne has died in hospital.

The teen was a passenger in a white Mercedes sedan which left Evans Road and smashed into a tree at Longwarry just after 8.30am on Wednesday.

Victoria Police released a statement on Thursday morning, confirmed the girl had sadly died in hospital.


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The 18-year-old male driver survived the accident and was taken to hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Detectives from the Major Collision Unit are investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash.

FIRST on WEDNESDAY | A 15-YEAR-OLD girl has been airlifted to hospital with life-threatening injuries following a shocking single-vehicle crash southeast of Melbourne.

Police said the teen was a passenger in a white Mercedes sedan which left Evans Road and smashed into a tree near Knights Road at Longwarry just after 8.30am.

The 15-year-old girl from Garfield sustained life-threatening injuries in the crash and was airlifted to hospital in a critical condition.

The driver, an 18-year-old man from Longwarry, was taken to hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

Detectives from the Major Collision Unit are investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash.

Police are appealing for anyone who may have seen the Mercedes prior to the crash to come forward.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit an online report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

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