An Albury family highly regarded in the farming sector is mourning a 10-year-old boy killed in a crash at Lucyvale, near Koetong.
David West and his father Bob, who run West's Tractor Parts in East Albury, were reportedly travelling to a property to pick up farm machinery on Saturday morning.
The Toyota LandCruiser carrying the older man and one of his grandsons collided with a truck the men had hired to transport the machinery.
The 10-year-old boy was killed.
Emergency services including SES units and CFA were called to the intersection of Lucyvale and Coulstons roads at Lucyvale about 9.30am.
The incident occurred just beyond the juncture of asphalt and dirt road.
A Victoria Police spokeswoman said three men were uninjured.
"Police are investigating a crash that claimed the life of a child in Victoria's North East," she said.
"It's believed a car crashed into the rear of a tow truck at the intersection of Lucyvale and Coulstons roads at Lucyvale.
"Sadly, a boy in the car died at the scene.
"The male driver of the car and two male occupants in the tow truck were not injured."
Members of the Major Collision Investigation Unit arrived on scene after midday on Saturday and interviewed those on scene.
Victoria Police have confirmed an 82-year-old Albury man had been interviewed in relation to the crash but was released pending further enquiries.
The investigation is ongoing.
The West family is well-known in the Border community, having run a third-generation business that has been servicing both local and national customers for more than 40 years.
A child has been killed in a road accident in the Upper Murray on Saturday.
Police believe a car crashed into the rear of a tow truck at the intersection of Lucyvale and Coulstons roads at Lucyvale about 9.30am.
The boy, whose age has not been confirmed, was travelling in the car and died at the scene.
The male driver of the car and two male occupants in the tow truck were not injured.
Major Collision Investigation Unit detectives are investigating the incident.
Anyone who witnessed the crash or with dashcam footage is urged to come forward and to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au
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