The Major Collision Investigation Unit are conducting an inquiry into a fatal crash in Point Cook this afternoon.
It is said that a car was spotted driving in an irregular manner on the Princes Freeway at around 1pm, and police attempted to intercept it, only to have the vehicle accelerate away from them.
The car then reportedly crashed into a barrier on Forsyth Road shortly afterwards, killing the female passenger and leaving the 35-year-old Wyndham Vale male driver with non-life-threatening injuries, who is presently under police custody.
The investigation is ongoing, and anyone who may have details or information pertaining to the crash, or has dashcam or CCTV footage, is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers at 1800 333 000 or to make a confidential report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.
The Victoria Police Department will also be overseeing the investigation, as is normal procedure in such cases. To view the current count of provisional lives lost, please visit https://www.police.vic.gov.au/road-safety-0.