The Cobram Courier

Fatal crash at Strathmert­on

- By Georgia Rossiter

A man has died and two police officers are seriously injured following a car crash in Strathmert­on.

According to police, it’s understood a van and a police vehicle collided on Murray Valley Hwy at the Stokes Rd intersecti­on about noon on Tuesday, February 15.

The driver and sole occupant of the van, a man who is yet to be formally identified, died at the scene. The two male police officers, a first constable and a detective sergeant, have been airlifted to hospital in Melbourne with serious injuries.

Police say there is no indication the officers were in pursuit of the van and it’s believed they were on patrol as part of their duties. Major Collision

Investigat­ion Unit detectives will visit the scene to establish the circumstan­ces.

Motorists are advised that diversions are in place and the scene will remain closed for some time.

Anyone with dashcam footage or informatio­n is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidenti­al report at www. crimestopp­

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