Fatal crashes in Gippsland

POLICE are investigating two fatal crashes, which have happened on Gippsland roads this week.

A 70-year-old man has died in hospital following a crash at Morwell on Tuesday morning.

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the single car crash that happened on Airport Rd just before 8am.

Investigators believe the driver was travelling north on Airport Rd when his vehicle veered off the road, struck a tree and then spun around, coming to rest in a spoon drain.

The critically injured Morwell man, who was the sole occupant, was airlifted to the Royal Melbourne Hospital, but died from his injuries.

Police are also investigating the circumstances surrounding a fatal crash near Koonwarra in south Gippsland on Thursday morning. 

It is believed a vehicle was travelling south on the South Gippsland Highway, when the crash occurred about 5.15am. 

The car appears to have lost control and flipped. 

The female passenger died at the scene and is yet to be formally identified. 

The driver, a man aged in his 20’s, was taken to hospital with minor injuries and is assisting police with their enquiries. 

Anyone with information has been urged to phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.