Major Collision Investigation Unit detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding a fatal collision in Elwood last night.
Emergency services were called after a Holden utility collided with a Nissan sedan on Ormond Esplanade, near the intersection of Pine Avenue, about 10.45pm.
The driver of the Nissan, who is yet to be formally identified, sadly died at the scene.
The 23-year-old driver of the Holden and his 24-year-old male passenger, both from Brighton, were arrested at the scene and taken to hospital under police guard.
Investigators believe the Holden utility may have been travelling on Ormond Esplanade for some distance prior to the collision and are appealing for any homeowners that may have CCTV footage to come forward.
Anyone who witnessed the collision or with dash cam footage is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or file a confidential report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au
For the current lives lost tally see https://www.police.vic.gov.au/news