ONE person has died following a single-vehicle rollover at Illawarra, west of Stawell, just before 6am on Monday.
Ararat First Constable Mitch Cohen said a Toyota four-wheeled drive was travelling on Grampians Road, Illawarra, when it swerved to miss a kangaroo and rolled.
A NSW woman aged in her 50s died at the scene.
There were three other occupants in the car – one was flown to hospital with non-life threatening injuries and two others received minor injuries.
“The driver has swerved to miss a kangaroo that jumped out and as a result she has lost control of the vehicle and it has rolled multiple time trapping two occupants in the vehicle,” First Constable Cohen said.
“As a result, one of the occupants has died and the other occupant was extracted by the Country Fire Authority and the State Emergency Services.”
“And then he was flown to hospital.”
First Constable Cohen said the driver was able to get herself out of the vehicle and she had suffered minor injuries.
“There was another passenger who was in the same boat and he was able to remove himself as well with minor injuries,” he said.
“They were all from NSW. They all lived in the same house together.
“They were on their way to Hall Gap.”
Police will prepare a report for the Coroner.
First Constable Mitch Cohen said anyone with information should call contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
The Illawarra fatality was Victoria’s first road death for 2018.