Driver may have run red light before crash that killed two

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Police believe a driver ran a red light and may have been speeding before hitting another car, killing two people in Melbourne’s south-east on Monday night.

Investigators believe a man driving a black BMW sedan was travelling along North Road in Caulfield South at about 10.45pm when he allegedly hit a Honda.

Two people are dead after a collision involving a BMW and Honda in Caulfield South.Credit: Nine News

A spokeswoman for Victoria Police said due to the force of the collision, the Honda rolled, and both of its occupants died at the scene.

The deceased man and woman are yet to be formally identified.

The driver and passenger of the BMW, both men in their 20s, sustained serious injuries in the collision and were taken to The Alfred hospital. Both are in a stable condition.

Detective Senior Sergeant Paul Lineham, from the major collision investigation unit, said the BMW driver was undergoing surgery on Tuesday morning and police were yet to speak to him.

He said investigators believe the man drove through a red stop light before the collision.

Lineham confirmed the driver of the Honda was following road rules when the crash occurred, and the man and woman who died were just in the “wrong place at the wrong time”.

“At this stage, it’s early on in the investigation. Speed and other causal factors will be taken into consideration,” Lineham told 3AW.

Victoria’s provisional road toll now stands at 119 lives lost, which Lineham said was up 30 per cent compared to the same time last year.

Police at the scene of the fatal crash.Credit: Nine News

Earlier on Tuesday morning, Detective Sergeant Richard Wood urged road users to “travel at the speed limit, and adhere to all traffic control signals”.

He told Nine News he “strongly advised” motorists to avoid the intersection of Bambra and North roads until mid-morning on Tuesday.

The area surrounding the crash scene was cordoned off overnight, but the section of North Road affected by the collision was reopened just before 11am.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or anyone with dashcam footage is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or visit

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