Police reminder to drive safely after five killed

POLICE are investigating a crash which claimed a man’s life in Tragowel.

Investigators believe the man was thrown from a utility travelling east along Gilmour Lane just before midnight on Saturday.

The man, a 28-year-old from Prahran, died at the scene.

Ambulance Victoria spokesman John Mullen said paramedics were called at 11.43pm.

"A man had fallen from a utility," he said. 

The male driver of the utility, a 31-year-old from Seaford, and two other male passengers, a 28-year old from Dromana and a 24-year-old from Frankston, were not injured and are assisting police with their enquiries. 

The investigation remains ongoing.

It comes as police are urging road users to take care after four other people were also killed on Victorian roads over the weekend.

A cyclist, motorcyclist, pedestrian, passenger and driver died in five separate incidents around the state.

Road Policing acting superintendent Dave Griffin said all five deaths were an absolute tragedy.

“Your heart breaks for these families who are now facing a future without their loved ones,” he said.

“For police and other emergency services it’s shocking and concerning to have five deaths in such a short space of time.

“Again we want to remind those using our roads over the long weekend to take extra care because we know this is a peak time for road trauma.

“There is no risk – no extra drink, extra speed, pushing to get home while you’re tired, taking a phone call – that is worth a life.”

There is no risk that is worth a life. - Road Policing acting superintendent Dave Griffin

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