Fatal Collision Results in Extended Closure of Palmers Road Between Leakes Road and Sayers Road
The Westgate Highway Patrol is currently investigating a tragic collision that occurred in Truganina last night, 4th of December.
According to reports, a 26-year-old male driver was travelling along Palmers Road when he crossed the median strip, resulting in the vehicle rolling multiple times around 11:15 pm.
Emergency services quickly responded, but the Hoppers Crossing man was discovered unconscious. Despite first responders administering CPR for several minutes, the man unfortunately succumbed to his injuries at the scene. The vehicle wreckage remained on its side, positioned against a barrier alongside the northbound lanes.
While the precise cause of the crash is still under investigation, there are indications that fatigue may have played a role.
As a consequence of the incident, Palmers Road was closed for several hours between Leakes Road and Sayers Road.
Investigations into the incident are ongoing.
Authorities are urging anyone who witnessed the crash, possesses dashcam footage, or has relevant information to contact Crime Stoppers at 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.