Fatal crash at Port Albert

A TEENAGE driver has died and another is fighting for his life following a horror crash at Port Albert on Wednesday morning.

Investigators believed the vehicle was travelling south along the Yarram-Port Albert Rd about 1.45am when the male driver lost control and hit a tree. 

The car was torn in half by the impact, throwing the passenger from his seat, before the vehicle burst into flames.

A resident in the area of the scene discovered the accident about 5.40am, with the driver found dead in the car.

His 17-year-old male passenger went into cardiac arrest at the scene and was revived by paramedics.

He suffered head, chest, and leg injuries and burns to his face, and was flown by air ambulance to Melbourne’s Alfred Hospital, where he remained in a critical condition yesterday morning.

Police are investigating whether speed was a contributing factor to the crash.

People who saw the collision or have information about the vehicle in the lead up to the crash are being urged to phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

The crash occurred as police continued their investigations into a fatal crash near Cowwarr on Saturday. 

A 49-year-old female driver from Yallourn North was travelling north along Traralgon-Maffra Rd at 8.50am, near the Toongabbie-Cowwarr Rd intersection.

It is believed the driver overtook a second vehicle, and continued on to a sweeping right hand bend, before losing control of the vehicle and striking a tree. The driver, the only occupant of the car, died at the scene. 

People who witnessed that incident or have information are urged to phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.