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Two women die after a serious car accident in Victoria’s southwest this morning.

The driver and front seat passenger in a Holden Trax died at the scene, while a girl in the rear passenger seat suffered fatal injuries and was airlifted to the hospital from Portland.

Superintendent Martin Harvey said the accident would have a far-reaching effect.

“There will be two fewer people at the Christmas table as a result of this collision,” he said.

“This particular collision will have long impacts for this area here in Portland.”

The road in Mount Richmond where the accident occurred was closed to traffic. (Supplied)

The driver of the other car involved, a 50-year-old man, suffered non-fatal injuries and is currently assisting police.

Superintendent Hardy said it was a tragic reminder to get back to basics, slow down and avoid distractions like telephones and the radio.

The circumstances of the accident are unknown and are under investigation.

The double fatality occurs on the same day as a three-car accident this afternoon in Gippsland, in which a man was killed at the scene.

The three-car crash occurred at Flynn on Princes Highway near Barrs Lane. (Nine)

Police believe three cars collided on Princes Highway around 1.20pm.

A woman in another car suffered fatal injuries and was airlifted to a Melbourne hospital.

Three people in the third vehicle were unharmed.

The shocking death toll on Christmas Eve follows another double death on the roads yesterday near Albury in the northeast of the state.

Emergency services were called to the Riverina Highway in Howlong, 30 km west of Albury, around 4.45 pm after a Toyota Yaris and a Toyota Landcruiser were reported to have collided head-on.

The driver of the Yaris, a 62-year-old man and a 54-year-old female passenger, died at the scene.

The accident at Howlong near Albury yesterday tragically claimed the lives of a man and a woman. (Nine)
An 81-year-old man also in the Yaris was taken to hospital with serious injuries. (Nine)

A second passenger, an 81-year-old man, was released after being trapped and treated by paramedics and taken to Albury Base Hospital, where he remains in critical condition.

The driver of the Landcruiser, a 38-year-old woman, suffered minor injuries and was also taken to Albury Base Hospital.

The exact causes of the accident are being investigated and the police will prepare a report for the coroner.


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