MAJOR Collision Investigation Unit detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding a fatal crash in Kialla East on the evening of Saturday, September 12.
Police were told the car was travelling south along Coach Road when it appears to have veered across the roadway and crashed into a tree at about 5.30pm.
The vehicle caught fire following the impact of the crash.
Two men, an 18-year-old from Terang and a 21-year-old from Faraday, were airlifted to hospital with life-threatening injuries.
The Faraday man later passed away.
A third man from the vehicle, a 20-year-old from Colac, was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Shortly before the crash, police detected the alleged vehicle travelling at speed in excess of 150km/h.
Officers attempted to intercept the driver who drove off.
Police lost sight of the vehicle, did not pursue and were later notified of a crash nearby.
Detectives are investigating whether speed was a factor in the crash.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or file a confidential report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.
This year’s regional Victoria road toll stands at 87, down from 100 at the same time last year.