Nunawading Highway Patrol officers are appealing for witnesses and dash cam footage following a three-car collision in Donvale yesterday morning (15 May).
It is believed a silver Toyota Yaris was travelling inbound along the right-hand lane of Eastlink when it collided with the rear of a white Holden Commodore ute between the Melba Tunnel and Springvale Road.
As a result, the ute hit a third vehicle, also a white Holden Commodore ute.
The ute drivers, both males, and their male passengers were not injured.
Police have been told a man and woman who had been in the Yaris, which was extensively damaged, allegedly fled the scene on foot.
A 23-year-old man was since arrested and has been released pending further enquiries.
The female driver remains outstanding.
Investigators are appealing for anyone with information, who witnessed the collision or who may have dash cam footage to contact crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au