Werribee South crash: Elderly man dies in hospital

UPDATE: An elderly man whose car struck a tree in Werribee South on Thursday has died in hospital on Friday morning.

The 75-year-old Norlane man was travelling south on Diggers Road when he lost control of the vehicle and veered off the road about 4.40am. 

The car hit a tree and partially landed in an irrigation channel of waist-deep water.

It took CFA crews half an hour to free the man from the car.

He suffered head and chest injuries and was airlifted to The Alfred hospital in a critical condition, where he died.

The man’s death brings the state’s road toll up to 96 for this year.

Anyone who witnessed the collision is being urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or they can file a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au