Major Collision Investigation Unit detectives are investigating following a fatal crash in Tootgarook this morning (12 April).
Investigators have been told a Mazda CX3 with five males on board struck a tree at the intersection of Marshall Road and Field Road about 1.15am.
A 17-year-old passenger from McCrae died at the scene, while a 17-year-old from Capel Sound was taken to hospital in a critical condition.
A 17-year-old from McCrae was taken to hospital in a serious condition.
The driver, a 21-year-old Rye man, and a fourth passenger, a 17-year-old from Capel Sound, were taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Investigators are yet to establish the exact circumstances surrounding the crash and the investigation remains ongoing.
Road closures remain in place at the scene.
Anyone with information or who witnessed the incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.