THE state’s road toll was rolled back to zero last week after it was confirmed that the woman involved in a crash at Wonthaggi at 4.30pm on Monday, January 2 died of a medical condition.
A Victoria Police spokesman said the woman, aged in her 80s, was removed from the road toll after details of the incident were revealed.
“The collision was the result of a medical condition,” he said.
The woman died on the Bass Highway in Wonthaggi. Her car had crossed to the opposite side of the highway when it collided with another car.
Emergency services worked on the woman, but she died at the scene. The other driver, a woman, was also the sole occupant of that car and received minor injuries. She was taken to hospital.
The state’s road toll now stands at three, all of them fatalities in country areas including one in Gippsland.