Pakenham driver assisting police following Rowville fatal

The Rowville fatal. 190470_01 Picture: HERALD SUN

By Kyra Gillespie

A PAKENHAM man is one of three drivers currently assisting police with their investigation following a fatal collision in Rowville on Sunday 17 February.

Police say three vehicles, a white Holden Commodore wagon, a silver Holden Commodore sedan and a white Holden Calais sedan were travelling north along Stud Road when they collided near Kelletts Road around midday.

The silver Holden Commodore sedan came to rest against a power pole near the intersection of Lakeside Boulevard.

The 17-year-old Narre Warren girl, who was a backseat passenger in the Calais, died at the scene.

The driver, a 28-year-old Clyde North man along with his 27-year-old female passenger and 4-year-old boy were all taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The sole occupant of the white Holden Commodore wagon, a 27-year-old Pakenham man was arrested at the scene.

Both male drivers have been interviewed by police and released pending further enquiries.

A 19-year-old Narre Warren woman, who was driving the white Holden Calais sedan with her male passenger, was also taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

She was interviewed on Monday 18 February and released pending further enquiries.

Major Collision Investigation Unit detectives are appealing for witnesses to the incident and are keen to speak to anyone who may have witnessed two of the vehicles, the white Holden Commodore wagon and the silver Holden Commodore sedan travelling on the Monash Freeway (inbound) before exiting at Stud Road prior to the collision.

The exact cause of the collision is yet to be determined and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with dash-cam footage or information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at

The tragic incident brings this year’s road toll to 46, an alarming figure compared to the 28 lives lost in 2018.


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