In brief - Police update

July 10, 2017

Fatal collision investigated

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a fatal collision near Mansfield about 10.30pm Friday.

A man died at the scene after two cars collided head-on on the Midland Hwy, Barjarg.

The female driver of the second vehicle was trapped for more than hour, before being cut free by emergency services.

She was flown to hospital in a serious condition.

Both drivers were the only occupants of each vehicle.

The highway was closed for several hours while police cleared the scene.

Anyone who witnessed the crash is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800333000 or submit a confidential crime report at

Public reports driver

Shepparton Highway Patrol intercepted an alleged drunk driver, who blew a reading of nearly five times the legal blood alcohol limit, at 9.40pm Saturday.

Police were responding to numerous 000 calls from concerned members of the public about a dangerous driver, travelling between Shepparton and Numurkah on the Goulburn Valley Hwy, near Numurkah. The driver returned a positive blood alcohol content reading of 0.248.

The Numurkah man, 29, had his licence suspended, car impounded and was charged on summons for driving offences.

Occupants escape injury

The occupants of a sedan travelling north on the Hume Fwy near Violet Town were lucky to escape without injury when their vehicle collided with a cow.

The cow died as a result of the accident at 10.55pm Saturday and the vehicle was destroyed.

Euroa police attended the scene.

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