2 Canadian tourists dead in Australia car crash


Two Canadian tourists have died in a car crash in Australia, police in the state of Victoria have confirmed.

The men were 21.

A 21-year-old German man was also killed, and a British man, 19, is in Royal Melbourne Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

No names have been released.

The German man was the driver, while the two Canadian were among the passengers, said Tim Hansen, acting assistant commissioner of the Victoria police.

“The passenger who sustained serious, critical life-threatening injuries is a 19-year-old British male, and another passenger who has received injuries that are non-life-threatening is a 29-year-old German male.”

The car they were riding in crashed into trees in a rural part of the Australian state of Victoria on Sunday.

Victoria police said the men are believed to have been working at a local winery, and are thought to have been drinking before the crash.

“It is also believed that prior to the collision, all five had been drinking at a nearby hotel,” said Hansen.