A man has died and a woman has life-threatening injuries after two motorbikes crashed in Mount Martha this afternoon.
The male rider was travelling in convoy with a second motorcycle along The Esplanade, near the intersection of Burdoo Way, shortly after 1pm.
The deceased rider lost control on a bend, crashing his bike.
He died at the scene.
The second motorcycle has struck the fallen bike, causing him to lose control.
The male rider was taken to hospital with minor injuries and his female pillion passenger was airlifted to hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Major Collision Investigation Unit detectives are investigating.
For the current lives lost tally see www.police.vic.gov.au/news
Anyone who witnessed the crash or who may have dashcam footage is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.