Woman and teen girl killed after parent teacher interview

A WOMAN and teenage girl have died and a man taken to hospital with serious injuries after a horrific car crash in Melbourne's southeast.

Police spokeswoman Amelia Penhall said investigators were told a Toyota sedan was exiting a car park when it was hit by a silver Holden Commodore on South Gippsland Highway near Devon Rd about 7.20pm.

The two people inside the Toyota, believed to be a woman aged in her 40s and a teenage girl, died at the scene, Ms Penhall said.

The driver of the Commodore, believed to be a man aged in his 20s, has been taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Detectives are investigating whether speed or alcohol were factors in the crash but have been told the Commodore was seen allegedly overtaking a number of vehicles on the highway before the crash.

Six people have now died on Victorian roads since Friday, prompting Road Policing Command acting Assistant Commissioner Tim Hansen to urge motorists to take care on the roads.

"Too often police are seeing carelessness or recklessness leading to tragedy on the road," Mr Hansen said.

"We need to see a change in these dangerous behaviours.

"Heading into this weekend we want to remind everyone to look after each other, travel to the conditions and stay safe.

Mr Hansen said too many drivers failed to take last weekend's severe weather conditions into account on the road.

"This time of year we know there are a lot of people on the road with many heading up to the snow to enjoy a weekend away," he said.

"Driving in wet and windy weather can make it harder to drive safely and motorists are urged to match their driving to the weather conditions."

Last Friday an 87-year-old wowan was killed in Reservoir, on Saturday a 28-year-old man and a 27-year-old man died in separate accidents at Morwell and Stratford, respectively, and on Sunday a 23-year-old man perished when his car struck a tree in Dandenong North.

Anyone who saw the Commodore before the crash is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or visit crimestoppersvic.com.au

News Corp Australia

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