A driver involved in a collision that resulted in the death of a toddler will not be charged after police investigations concluded it was a tragic accident.
Bendigo Highway Patrol Acting Senior Sergeant Dale Simm said the 14-month-old child crawled out of its home near High Street in Kangaroo Flat on Wednesday night and was struck by a car in the slip lane.
The driver, a 56-year-old Maiden Gully man, was in a Holden sedan and believed he had hit an animal.
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The scene of a fatal crash in Kangaroo Flat was clear on Thursday morning with no police presence.
Police attended the crash on a service road in High Street, near Kieran Court, at 7.30pm on Wednesday.
A 14-month-old child was critically injured following a collision with a car driven by a Maiden Gully man, 56.
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The child later died at hospital.
The driver is assisting police with investigations.
Police will speak to the media on Thursday afternoon.
POLICE are investigating after a child was killed in a Kangaroo Flat collision.
Investigators have been told a car was travelling in the slip lane of High Street about 7.30pm on Wednesday when it was involved in a collision with a 14-month-old child.
The child was critically injured and taken to hospital, but later died.
The driver of the car, a 56-year-old man from Maiden Gully, stopped at the scene and is assisting police with their enquires.
Anyone who witnessed the collision, has dash cam footage, or any other information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
People can also submit a confidential report online at crimestoppersvic.com.au
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