A MAN who died when his car left the road and crashed into a tree at Tyabb, Thursday 24 July, was in the process of moving into a new house at Hastings.
The man, in his 70s, was travelling along Frankston-Flinders Road about 2.30pm when he lost control of the car he had bought only an hour before.
The man’s wife, who was following a few cars behind, reportedly did not see the incident, 200-metres south of the entrance to Padua College.
Acting Sergeant Anthony Deason, of Somerville Highway Patrol, said police at the scene comforted the woman while relatives made their way from Brighton.
Emergency services were unable to save the man.
Frankston-Flinders Road was closed between the Padua College entrance and the Western Port Highway for several hours, with parents on school pick-up having to come from the Tyabb township side.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.