Police probe into couple’s road death


MAJOR Collision Investigation Unit detectives were last week investigating the circumstances surrounding the deaths of an elderly Chinese couple when a car driven by their son collided with a truck at Bittern, Monday 13 May.

Police said the car was travelling towards Hastings along Myers Road after a brief sightseeing tour of the peninsula when the collision occurred, 1.30pm.

The couple, in the back seat, died at the scene. Their son, 52, of Carrum Downs, was taken to Frankston Hospital by air ambulance with unspecified injuries. The driver of the truck was not injured.

Detective Sergeant Colin Schmidt, of the Major Collision Investigation Unit, said he was looking at all factors, including driver error. He said the son had not been spoken to and no charges – if any – had been laid as of Thursday.

Anyone with information or who may have witnessed the incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at crimestoppersvic.com.au

First published in the Western Port Times – 22 May 2019


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