Smash claims life of man near Rochester

March 07, 2018

A man has died and another has life-threatening injuries following a head-on collision south of Rochester yesterday.

Police said a Toyota LandCruiser and a Holden Statesman collided head-on on Heathcote-Rochester Rd, Bonn, just after 6.45am.

Emergency crews worked for an hour to free a trapped man at the scene, who was flown to The Alfred.

The driver and only occupant of the Holden, who is yet to be formally identified, died at the scene.

The death brings the road toll to 40 this year.

Three more people have died on Victorian roads this year compared with this time last year.

Police are investigating the collision and anyone with information should phone Crime Stoppers on 1800333000.

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