Local motorist dies in Irrewillipe crash

A fatal crash involving a 56-year-old Carlisle River man led police to close Black Bridge Road at Irrewillipe East.

A Carlisle River motorist has died in a single-vehicle crash at Irrewillipe East.

Police attended the scene of a fatal crash along Black Bridge Road yesterday.

A 56-year-old Carlisle River man was the single occupant of the car.

Investigators were informed the man was last seen on Saturday night, and he was believed to be travelling home.

A family member located his vehicle yesterday morning, with police indicating it had veered off Black Bridge Road and into trees.

Police put local diversions in place and asked motorists to avoid the area.

The Victoria Police media unit urged anybody with information about the incident to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

The fatality is the second road death in the Irrewillipe area this year, after a man died when his vehicle left New Irrewillipe Road and struck a tree early one Sunday morning in October.

There have now been 253 deaths on Victorian roads this year, compared with 199 lives lost at the same time last year.

There have been 126 deaths on rural roads, a 15 per cent increase from this time last year.

See today’s Colac Herald for more.

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