A newly married couple were killed on Saturday morning when an allegedly stolen Lexus smashed into their car at an intersection in Melbourne’s east.
Police allege a grey Lexus four-wheel-drive travelling south along Stud Road in Wantirna South collided with an eastbound black Holden Commodore at the Boronia Road intersection in Melbourne’s east shortly after 1am.
The teenagers in the Lexus fled the scene and police believe the car is was stolen.
CCTV footage was released by Victoria Police showing the aftermath of the collision and witnesses running to the crash site in an attempt to render aid.
The footage also shows one of the occupants of the Lexus take off running as witnesses arrive at the scene.
Two teenagers are on the run after a fatal hit and run collision in Melbourne’s east this morning which left two people dead
The footage shows one of the occupants of the Lexus (circled) take off running as witnesses arrive at the vehicle
Acting Superintendent Stuart McGregor was tasked with informing the next of kin about the fatalities and said it was something that will stay with him forever.
‘I’ve had to stand at the intersection with the parents of one of the deceased, I’ve been able to explain how it has occurred but not why,’ he said.
‘This behaviour is abhorrent. No one in the community can understand why.
‘The image of mum and dad of the male passenger will probably stay with me for the rest of my life.’
It was revealed the couple lived nearby the crash site in The Basin and most likely were making their way home at the time of the crash.
The male passenger, 38, in the Holden died at the scene and police are yet to formally identify him while the female driver, 32, was taken to hospital before passing away.
Major Collision Investigation Unit detectives are investigating and are urging the male and female to come forward
Supt McGregor said police were working off credible leads and that it would only be a matter of time before they caught the occupants of the Lexus news.com.au reported.
‘I’m positive that other people already know who this is and they know where they are,’ he said.
‘We are going to catch them, it is just a matter of time. But it is better for them to come us than us to come to them.’
He said the teenagers would no doubt have injuries sustained in the collision.
‘This is not a game, this is real life. The reality is that two people are dead and two more are going to jail,’ he said.
The occupants of the Lexus were last seen running westbound on Stud Road and are yet to be located.
Police believe they are a male and female about 18-years-of-age.
The occupants of the Lexus (pictured) were last seen running westbound on Stud Road and are yet to be located
The male passenger in the Holden died at the scene and police are yet to formally identify him while the female driver was taken to hospital before passing away
The male is perceived to be of Caucasian appearance and about 173cm tall with a skinny build and dark collar-length hair with blonde streaks.
He was wearing a hi-visibility hooded jumper and possibly grey shorts.
The female is described as being Caucasian in appearance and about 165cm tall with a skinny build and long wavy blonde hair.
The female is described as being Caucasian in appearance and about 165cm tall with a skinny build and long wavy blonde hair
The aftermath of a fatal hit and run collision overnight which left two people dead and two teenagers on the run form police
She was wearing a white tank top, black leggings and a black leather purse with a shoulder strap.
Major Collision Investigation Unit detectives are investigating and are urging the male and female to come forward.
Traffic is being diverted at the scene of the collision and the road will be closed for some time.