Major Collision Investigation Unit detectives are investigating following a fatal crash in Bendigo this morning.
Police were called to McCrae Street after reports a car had crashed into a pole about 3.15am.
An 18-year-old Bendigo West teen was taken to hospital with suspected life-threatening injuries.
Sadly, a 16-year-old Goornong boy died at the scene.
An 18-year-old teenager from Strathfieldsaye was also taken to a local hospital with injuries, which are believed to be non-life threatening.
The exact circumstances surrounding the collision are still being established.
Anyone who witnessed the collision, has dash cam footage or any other information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au
For the current provisional lives lost tally see https://www.police.vic.gov.au/news