Broadmeadows crash: Police make ‘extremely concerning’ discovery after two people died when car hit power pole

Two people have died after the stolen car they were travelling in crashed into a power pole at a high speed in Melbourne’s north. 

The driver lost control of the white Hyundai just after 5.30am on Tuesday and hit the pole in Broadmeadows at an estimated speed of more than 100km/h.

The car, which was stolen from Moama in New South Wales last month, then caught fire on Camp Road.

It had been seen travelling around the area at speeds estimated to be in excess of 180km/h shortly before the fatal crash.

The passenger was confirmed dead at the scene, while CPR was performed on the driver, before they were taken to hospital where they died not long after.

Both deceased are yet to be formally identified, as police continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the crash.

Detective Sergeant Daryll Out of the Major Collision Investigation Unit said “there are a number of things with this crash that are extremely concerning to police”.

“We’ve located two firearms within the car,” he told reporters, confirming one those found was a sawn-off shotgun. 

“The car travelling at such high speeds, both on the freeway and within the built up areas, obviously concerns the community living here.

“(It’s) extremely worrying to police that we’ve got that kind of behaviour by people that are driving throughout the evening in these built up areas at those speeds.

“It had the potential to be absolutely disastrous for anybody else who would have been in the vicinity of it.”

Reports had been made to cops about the vehicle’s excessive speeds but police said a pursuit was not initiated, and no attempts were made to intercept the car.

Anyone with dash cam footage is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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