Man dies in Gnotuk crash

Emergency services took 45 minutes to free a woman in her 40s from a vehicle before she was flown to Royal Melbourne Hospital suffering serious injuries.

Emergency services took 45 minutes to free a woman in her 40s from a vehicle before she was flown to Royal Melbourne Hospital suffering serious injuries.

A man has died and a woman was flown to Melbourne with serious injuries after a car crash near Camperdown on Sunday night.

The driver, believed to be a man in his 50s, lost control of the car, which left the Castle Carey Road and hit a tree at Gnotuk before rolling over. 

The man died at the scene.

Emergency services took 45 minutes to free a woman in her 40s from the vehicle before she was flown to Royal Melbourne Hospital suffering serious injuries. 

The road was blocked off to allow the HEMS4 helicopter to land. 

Ambulance Victoria spokesman John Mullen said the woman was in a stable condition.

A police spokesperson said the Mercedes was travelling west on Castle Carey Road about 7.45pm when the accident happened.

The death takes the state’s provisional road toll to 168, 12 more than for the same time last year.

The accident was the fourth traffic fatality in Victoria over the weekend. 

Earlier on Sunday, a Melbourne taxi driver was killed in a hit and run and a passenger died after a a two-car collision near Rosebud.

A 74-year-old woman died after she was hit while crossing a Glen Waverley road on Saturday night.

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