TWO people have been killed in two separate collisions in just 30 minutes on Victorian roads.
The first crash happened at 5.30pm (AEDT) today when two vehicles travelling in opposite directions crashed head-on on a slight bend in a 100km/h zone at Thornton.
The front seat passenger in one of the cars, a 26-year-old from Mooroolbark, died at the scene while the driver, a 27-year-old woman, was taken to the Maroondah Hospital with serious injuries.
The driver of the other car, a 40-year-old Eildon woman, was also taken to the Maroondah Hospital.
Within half-an-hour, a woman died at the scene of a crash at Nilma.
Police believe she had been attempting to turn right at an intersection when her small sedan was hit by a ute.
The ute flipped onto its roof but the occupants, a man and woman aged in their 20s, were uninjured.
Both collisions are being investigated.
The deaths bring the state's road toll to eight, compared with 16 at the same time last year.