Woman dies in Longlea accident

The scene at Longlea. Picture: PETER WEAVING
The scene at Longlea. Picture: PETER WEAVING

A 19-YEAR-OLD woman has died after a two-car accident at Longlea this morning.

A Bendigo Health spokesperson confirmed the Axedale woman had been taken to the hospital where she died around 9.30am.

A 51-year-old female and a five-year-old in the other car were uninjured.

Police, Country Fire Authority, State Emergency Services and paramedics were called to the accident at the intersection of Bowles Road and McIvor Highway at 8.10am.

The circumstances surrounding the cause of the accident are not yet known.

Traffic travelling on the McIvor Highway in the area was blocked and diverted briefly but the road is open now.

Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the accident to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

The woman's death is the sixth in the Bendigo region in recent weeks.

Just yesterday an 84-year-old Toolleen woman died after a crash on the Axedale-Toolleen Road on Tuesday.