Man dead after crash

A MAN died after his car collided with a tree in Dandenong North on Friday afternoon.

Police believe the man was driving north on Gladstone Road, near Fillmore Road, when he lost control of his Toyota Camry about 4.45pm.

The car struck a tree, and the man died at the scene.

The death brings Victoria's road toll to 243 this year, up from 235 for the same period last year.

The police air wing later detected an alleged hoon in Dandenong as part of a routine patrol. They spotted a car being driven erratically on the South Gippsland Highway that they believe was travelling about 130km/h in a 100km/h zone. The air wing tracked the car until the driver pulled over.

Police are calling for witnesses.

The story Man dead after crash first appeared on The Age.

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