The death of a local woman in a car crash in Castlemaine early Wednesday has made for a horror start to the year on the region’s roads.
The 36-year-old Castlemaine woman died after the car she was driving lost control and rolled multiple times before coming to rest in a paddock on Maldon Road near the McKenzie Hill railway overpass.
Castlemaine’s Senior Sergeant Peter Carey says the car had been travelling east toward Castlemaine when the woman lost control at about 12.45 am on Wednesday morning.
A 12-year-old girl, who police believe to be her daughter, was a passenger in the car and was taken to Bendigo Health hospital with minor injuries.
Anyone who witnessed the crash or with further information or dash cam footage is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au
“We’ve spoken to a number of witnesses and local residents who contacted police and attended at the scene and provided immediate assistance and we’re also asking if anyone else has any knowledge or information that they contact Crime Stoppers,” Snr Sgt Carey says.
“This is a local woman and the impact will reverberate around the community and we’d be asking if anyone is affected and needs some sort of support or counselling that they contact police here and we can link them up with the right agency.”
Full story in today’s Castlemaine Mail, Friday January 10, 2020.