Maffra crash claims two lives

UPDATED:

A MAN and woman have died following a single vehicle crash in Maffra on Thursday afternoon.

Police believe the car left Stratford-Maffra Rd near Beet Rd just after 3pm, and struck a tree.

The driver, an 89-year-old man from Stratford, died at the scene.

The passenger, an 82-year-old Stratford woman, was airlifted to Melbourne’s Alfred Hospital in a serious condition after suffering lower body injuries, but died Thursday night.

The car was heading towards Stratford.

The exact cause of the crash is yet to be determined, although police do not believe speed was a factor.

Police, SES, Ambulance Victoria and CFA members attended.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has dash camera footage has been asked to phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or submit a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.