Warragul crash, Tarago River dumping, and Korumburra highway theft RELATED?
 Baw Baw News   By // 15:14, Wednesday 22 November 2017

Image: the car dumped in the Tarago River. Source: Eyewatch Baw Baw / Facebook.

A Warragul car crash could be related to a startling highway theft in Korumburra and a vehicle being dumped in the Tarago River.

Police are investigating following the theft, crash, and dumping. You can read our previous coverage of the crash here, and the river dumping here.


“It was reported that a driver, a 50-year-old woman from Korumburra, parked her car on the South Gippsland Highway in Korumburra [on Sunday] to assist another motorist when two offenders in a black Kia sedan pulled over behind the woman’s car about 12.50pm,” a Victoria Police spokesperson told the Baw Baw Citizen in an email.

“One of the offenders then allegedly got out of the Kia and got into the woman’s car before both vehicles fled the scene.

“The victim’s car is believed to have then been involved in a hit and run collision on Queen Street in Warragul about 3.55pm later that day.

“The stolen vehicle was then located in the Tarago River in Longwarry North about 2pm the following day”.


Local police gave the vehicle’s location in the river as Drouin West.

“No injuries have been reported,” the spokesperson went on to say.

“Investigators believe a man and a woman, who are reportedly travelling in a stolen black Kia sedan with the registration plates “WYU742” or with stolen registration plates “YAJ709” affixed, may be able to assist with their enquiries.

“Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.”

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