Police are still trying to establish the gender and age of a person killed in a horror crash in Victoria’s South Gippsland region early this morning.
The accident happened in the small seaside town of Port Albert at around 5.30am.
Police said it appeared as though the driver had lost control of their vehicle on the Yarram-Port Albert Road at around 5.30am.
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The vehicle then burst into flames after crashing into a tree.
A passer-by raised the alarm after coming across the crash site around 10 minutes later.
The driver was found deceased in the car; their body so badly burned, police say they are still trying to establish their gender and age.
A 17-year-old boy was also in the car.
He sustained life-threatening head and chest injuries and suffered burns to his face.
He reportedly went into cardiac arrest at the scene and has since been flown to hospital in a critical condition.
The scene remains closed to traffic and diversions are in place as police continue to investigate the fatality.
Anyone who may have witnessed the collision is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.