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A teenage girl is fighting for her life in hospital after veering off a quiet country road and slamming into a tree, tragically killing the two passengers inside.
The tragic crash happened along Harry Goods road in Winslow, in Victoria’s west, at 3.40pm on Thursday.
The passengers, a 16-year-old boy and 19-year-old woman, died at the scene.
SES crews and ambulance officers worked ‘for some time’ to free the 17-year-old driver who was trapped in the wreckage.
Two teenagers aged 16 and have died after a 17-year-old driver slammed her car into a tree on Harry Goods road in Winslow, north of Warrnambool
She was airlifted to The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne with life-threatening injuries where she remains in a critical condition.
Victoria Police major collision unit investigators are expected to interview the driver about the circumstances leading up to the crash.
The fatality brings the state’s road death toll to 149, seven more than this time last year.
The driver, a girl from Dennington was freed from the car and has been flown to a Melbourne hospital with life threatening injuries