March 14, 2024

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Introduction
A severe crash in Truganina, Melbourne, has led to the death of a driver after a horrifying incident where their car was struck, flipped, and engulfed in flames in the early hours of Thursday morning.

Incident Details
The tragic event unfolded just before 1 am on Hopkins Rd when a Holden SUV collided with the victim’s vehicle, causing it to overturn and catch fire. The driver of the impacted car, who has not yet been identified, succumbed to critical injuries and was later declared deceased in the hospital.

Aftermath and Investigation
Following the collision, the driver of the Holden SUV reportedly fled the scene. Police were able to locate a 23-year-old man from Hillside shortly after, who is now assisting with the investigation. Authorities are working to determine the precise cause of the crash and are appealing to the public for any information that may aid in their inquiry.

Traffic Advisory
In the wake of the crash, Hopkins Rd has been closed in both directions between Grand and Kirkpatrick Blvd. Motorists are advised to seek alternative routes via the Deer Park Bypass, Robinsons Rd, and Boundary Rd to circumvent the area affected by the closure.

Conclusion
This tragic incident serves as a grim reminder of the potential consequences of road accidents. As the community mourns the loss of the driver, the focus turns to understanding the factors that led to this fatal event and ensuring that justice is served.