Police investigate Keilor Park collision
Police are investigating after at least one person was killed in a collision in Keilor Park this morning.
Emergency services were called to the Calder Freeway, near Milleara Road, about 8.05am after a petrol tanker travelling outbound collided with a number of vehicles.
It’s believed the truck was in the centre lane on the freeway when a car has pulled in front of it, causing the truck to swerve and the driver to lose control of the vehicle.
The truck has then struck a number of other cars.
One car was crushed under the truck during the incident and investigators are still in the process of determining how many people were in that vehicle, however at least one person has been confirmed deceased.
Six others were transported to hospital with injuries including the truck driver.
The exact circumstances surrounding the collision are yet to be determined and detectives from the Major Collision Investigation Unit are investigating.
Due to a significant amount of fuel still in the truck and on the road, police will need to wait for MFB crews to clear the scene before they can use equipment to cut into the crushed vehicle and further investigate.
At this time it is expected to take until at least 3pm.
The road is also expected to be closed for several hours, including through afternoon peak, and motorists are advised to seek alternative routes.
Anyone who witnessed the collision is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report to http://www.crimestoppersvic.com.au
Double fatality at Kallista
Tuesday, 24 May 2016
Major collision Investigation Unit detectives are on the scene of a double fatality at Kallista which occurred earlier tonight.
The two car collision happened on the Monbulk Road near the Kallista Primary School at 8.10pm.
Investigators believe that a car travelling south on Monbulk Road crossed onto the incorrect side of the road colliding with a 4×4 travelling in the opposite direction.
The car then travelled over an embankment and rolled several times killing two of the male occupants.
The third occupant has been airlifted to a Melbourne hospital with critical injuries.
The driver of the 4×4 was not injured.
Anyone with any information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report to http://www.crimestoppersvic.com.au
Man charged – drugs, firearm and ammunition seized
Wednesday, 25 may 2016
Banyule Crime Investigation Unit detectives, as part of Operation Influx, have arrested two people after a drug warrant last week.
Police were called to a residential address on Diamond Creek Road on Friday 20 May about 12am after receiving reports of an aggravated burglary.
Police attended the address and located an alleged stolen motorcycle and a quantity of methylamphetamine.
Two occupants of the address, a 26-year-old man and 23-year-old woman, were arrested and transported to a nearby police station.
Following the discovery of drugs at the premises Banyule Crime Investigation Unit detectives applied for a drug warrant which was executed at the address a short time later.
During the execution of the search warrant police located a quantity of drugs, a firearm, ammunition and an improvised explosive device.
A 26-year-old Greensborough man has been charged with handle stolen goods, possess explosive without lawful occasion, without approval store unauthorised explosive, prohibited person possess a firearm, possess cartridge ammunition without a licence, commit indictable offence whilst on bail, traffic methylamphetamine and other drug-related offences.
He has been remanded to appear at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 26 May.
A 23-year-old Greensborough woman has been interviewed and released pending further enquiries.