One dead in horror Mount Richmond crash

A MAN was killed and six others injured in a horror smash yesterday between a campervan and a four-wheel-drive towing a caravan west of Portland.

Police and emergency services were called to the Portland-Nelson Road at Mount Richmond about 2.45pm after the two vehicles collided head-on at a crest near a scenic lookout. 

The male driver of the campervan died at the scene. 

A female aged in her teens was airlifted to The Alfred hospital in Melbourne. Three other people in the campervan — a female, a male and a young boy — were also flown to hospitals in Melbourne with serious injuries. Emergency services had to free an elderly man and woman trapped inside the wreckage of the four-wheel-drive. 

It’s believed the campervan was travelling east and the four-wheel-drive west when the collision happened. 

Police were still investigating possible causes late yesterday. 

The road was closed until late in the evening and traffic diverted. 

Portland Police sergeant Mark Merryfull told The Standard the drivers of the campervan were believed to be from Germany.

“The people in the four-wheel-drive were from New South Wales,” Sergeant Merryfull said.

Ambulance crews from South Australia were also called to assist at the scene. 

s.mccomish@fairfaxmedia.com.au

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