Fatal crash near Orbost

A woman has died after a car struck a tree at Bete Bolong, near Orbost, this afternoon, Victoria Police say.

The car appears to have lost control and left the road near the intersection of Bete Bolong and Buchan-Orbost roads shortly after 1pm.

The female passenger died at the scene.

The male driver was cut from the vehicle and is being airlifted to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Police will investigate the circumstances surrounding the crash.

Any witnesses are urged to contact Crime Stoppers.

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