Female police officer and a motorist dead after a shocking three-car crash near Mildura, Victoria – What We Know!

Senior Constable Bria Joyce (pictured), 25, has been identified as the officer who died at the scene while her colleague, a male leading senior constable was flown to hospital in a critical condition

A police officer and a motorist have been killed in a three-car crash close to the Victoria-NSW border.

Police mentioned an unmarked police automotive and a ute crashed head-on at Crimson Cliffs, close to Mildura, about 10pm on Friday.

Senior Constable Bria Joyce, 25, has been recognized because the officer who died on the scene whereas her colleague, a male main senior constable was flown to hospital in a vital situation.

The driving force of the ute was killed, and two youngsters who had been passengers had been taken to hospital.

The driving force of a 3rd automotive and a toddler passenger had been additionally injured and assessed in hospital.  

Senior Constable Bria Joyce (pictured), 25, has been recognized because the officer who died on the scene whereas her colleague, a male main senior constable was flown to hospital in a vital situation

Victorian Police Commissioner Shane Patton mentioned Ms Joyce died within the collision at a press convention on Saturday morning. 

‘Preliminary investigations point out {that a} Nissan Navara utility travelling in the wrong way has veered throughout the trail of the police automobile and crashed into them head-on,’ he mentioned. 

‘A automotive that was travelling behind the police automobile has then collided into the rear of the police automobile at the moment.

Police said an unmarked police car and a ute crashed head-on at Red Cliffs, near Mildura, about 10pm on Friday

Police mentioned an unmarked police automotive and a ute crashed head-on at Crimson Cliffs, close to Mildura, about 10pm on Friday

Cmsnr Patton mentioned a  43-year-old main senior constable steady was critically injured within the accident and brought to Mildura Base Hospital earlier than flown to Royal Melbourne Hospital. 

‘The driving force of the opposite automobile, the Nissan Navara, handed away on the scene and the foremost collision unit is now investigating the matter totally. 

‘I can say at this stage there isn’t a indication of any try by the police automobile to be intercepting anybody, no pursuit concerned.

‘Attending a deadly collision is a troublesome factor for any police officer to do, however whenever you’re really attending the scene of a colleague in a close-knit tight neighborhood, that makes it particularly troublesome.’ 

A number of persons are feared lifeless following a automotive crash in nation Victoria on Friday evening (inventory picture)

Kulkyne Approach is anticipated to be closed for a while and police have urged anybody with info to contact Crime Stoppers.

The Vic Emergency web site reported that as many as six autos had been responding to an incident round 10:30pm on Kulkyne Approach in Crimson Cliffs.