A 15-month-old girl is dead and four other people are injured after a two-car collision on Phillip Island.
Police said the crash happened around 7.30pm on Saturday at the intersection of Smiths Beach and Back Beach roads.
Detective Sergeant Andrew Kilpatrick said the toddler died in hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest.
“Witnesses and passers-by commenced CPR on the little girl,” he said from the scene.
“Unfortunately even though she was airlifted fairly quickly to the Royal Children’s Hospital she did pass away at the hospital.”
Police said the toddler was travelling with her father, mother and nine-year-old sister. The three surviving family members were hospitalised with minor injuries.
The family is from Sydney.
The 24-year-old male driver of the second car, a Mercedes sedan, received minor injuries and was questioned by police. He was released pending further investigation. His four male passengers escaped the crash unharmed.
Detective Sergeant Kilpatrick urged motorists to take care. “We just ask, once again for drivers to concentrate on what they’re doing, think about who they’ve got in the car,” he said.
“Think about the other people on the road as well and drive to the conditions.”
Any witnesses to the crash, or anyone who saw the Mercedes prior to the incident, have been urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Fatality at Phillip Island