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Car plunges off a bridge off Melbourne’s West Gate Freeway

Two men, in their 20s, are killed as a luxury hire car crashes through a barrier and plunges off a bridge into water on a Melbourne freeway

  • A car has plunged off a bridge into water on Melbourne’s West Gate Freeway
  • There are concerns that the driver was trapped inside the submerged vehicle
  • Emergency services at scene near intersection of Princes Fwy & West Gate Fwy

Two men have died after the luxury hire car they were travelling in slammed through a barrier and plunged off an overpass.    

The Mercedes Benz wagon veered off the Western Ring Rd in Altona North, Melbourne at about 8.45pm on Saturday, the Herald Sun reported.

Inspector Adrian Healy a paramedic and a police officer jumped into the water about half an hour later, but the car’s doors were jammed shut. 

The vehicle is currently underwater after it veered off the road at Altona North at about 8.45pm on Saturday night

Victoria Police spokeswoman Natalie Butler earlier told The Age the car was submerged in water, with fears passengers may be trapped inside. 

‘It is understood the car was travelling southbound along the freeway at Altona North when it went off the bridge and into water,’ she said.

Police are understood to be investigating if speed was a factor in the crash.

The victims are yet to be identified.  



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