Jeep driver on the run from highway crash

By Cam Lucadou-Wells

A man has fled on foot after ploughing a Jeep into the back of another vehicle at speed on the South Gippsland Highway, Dandenong South.

A 53-year-old Cranbourne North man was nursing a sore neck and shock after his white Ford Falcon ute was struck while driving northbound just after 6.30am on Monday 7 January.

The crash occurred in the 70 km/h highway section between Dandenong Bypass and Greens Road.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee’s driver jumped out of the vehicle, checked if the victim was OK and then ran away.

Both cars were significantly damaged, with airbags in the Jeep activated, Detective Senior Constable Bree Jarvis of Greater Dandenong CIU said.

The Jeep driver, described as aged in his mid twenties, wearing a hoodie and with dark hair, was unable to be found by police.

His vehicle was registered with a business, Det Sen Const Jarvis said.

Any information to Greater Dandenong CIU on 9767 7487 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or crimestoppersvic.com.au.

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