Cassie Zervos, 07 December 2015

ANOTHER life has been lost on Victorian roads after a driver was crushed by a petrol tanker.

Emergency services were called to Merbein South, near Mildura, about 6pm where a truck had rolled onto a car.

The driver and sole occupant of the car died at the scene. The victim has not been able to be identified because of the extent of their injuries.

Ambulance Victoria spokeswoman Susannah Hicks said the truck driver was taken to the Mildura Base hospital with minor injuries.

The incident comes after a horror weekend on Victorian roads, with five people dying.

The toll included an 11-year-old girl and her grandmother.

Victoria Police Assistant Commissioner Doug Fryer asked people to spare a thought for the families of those who had died on Victorian roads this year.

“There is no one someone won’t miss, and I challenge anyone who doesn’t agree to point out a family member they are willing to live without,” he said.

The deaths, three weeks before Christmas came as Transport Accident Commission called for a zero road toll by 2055.

Tonight’s death brings this year’s road toll to 241, two more than this time last year.

Extracted in full from the Herald Sun.

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