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Two dead in Ouyen crash , another two taken by helicopter to Melbourne

Local police and Major Collision Unit Detectives spent many hours at the scene of a fatal collision near  Ouyen that has claimed the lives of two women on Monday afternoon.

Investigators have been told that a 4WD and car collided 8 kilometres north of Ouyen, near Kiamel, around 1pm .

A 22-year-old Mt Waverley woman and a 63-year-old woman died at the scene.

Both women were passengers in separate vehicles that are believed to have collided head on.

Five other people were involved in the collision with four suffering serious but non life threatening injuries.

Two of the injured were transferred to Melbourne by helicopter, which landed nearby while three others, with non life threatening injuries, taken by ambulance to Mildura Base Hospital.

Police said the 22 year old Mt Waverley woman had died at the accident scene while the elderly woman died a short time later.

Detectives from the Major Collision Investigation Unit are asking for public assistance in relation to one of the vehicles involved in the collision.

The black Volkswagen sedan with personalised number plates would have left Melbourne around 8am and travelled through Sea Lake around midday.

Anyone who may have seen this vehicle today or witnessed the collision is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or visit www.crimestoppers.com.au

This is the second death in the holiday road toll period.

Road Policing Command Assistant Commissioner Robert Hill said today's death meant yet another heart wrenching experience for a Victorian family to deal with at Christmas.

"The loss and devastation that the family must be going through, it is incomprehensible - especially at this time of the year," he said.

"No one wants to be experiencing this anguish and go through the emotional pain of losing a loved one as result of road trauma.

"I can't stress enough to people; it's Christmas, please look after your selves, your family, your loved ones and take care while you travel on our roads.

“Tragically too many families, now 239, will remember this Christmas for all the wrong reasons.

"I do not want another family to have an ungiven gift left under their Christmas tree this year."