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Double fatality in Horsham


Police have confirmed that a second woman has died following a three-vehicle collision in Horsham last week.

The collision occurred on Stawell Road, near the intersecti­on of Williams Road, about 2.40pm on Friday.

The incident involved a cement truck, a white Hyundai sport utility vehicle and a red Holden utility, all travelling in a northerly direction.

Police revealed that a 79-year-old Horsham woman travelling in the Hyundai died at the scene and a 78-year-old woman, also from Horsham, died in hospital in Melbourne on Monday.

They said two other female occupants, 80, from Nhill and 56, Horsham, went to hospital with serious injuries.

The sole occupant of the Holden utility, a Horsham woman, 64, also went to hospital with serious injuries.

Police have interviewe­d the sole occupant of the truck, a 52-year-old Horsham man, and released him pending further inquiries.

Investigat­ors are appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision or has dash cam footage to come forward.

Anyone with informatio­n that could assist police is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a report online at www.crimestopp­

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