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Pedestrian dies after crash in Heidelberg Heights

A pedestrian has died after a crash in Heidelberg Heights on Friday night in Melbourne's north-east.

A Victoria Police spokeswoman said the man, who is yet to be formally identified, left a premises on Bell Street about 10.45pm and crossed the road when he was struck by a vehicle.

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A pedestrian has died after a crash in Heidelberg Heights on Friday night in Melbourne's north-east. Vision: Channel Seven

The man was taken to hospital but died shortly afterwards.

The driver of the vehicle, an 82-year-old Coburg man, is assisting police with enquiries.

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Police will prepare a report for the coroner.

Police will prepare a report for the coroner.

Just a few hours later in Echuca West, in the early hours of Saturday morning, emergency services were called to the scene of a car on fire.

When police arrived at the corner of Echuca-Mitiamo Road and Wharparilla Road in the state's north, they found the driver – the only person in the car – had died.

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Investigators believe the car may have run off the road and struck a large mound of dirt, catching on fire as a result.

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The driver of the car is yet to be identified.

A Victoria Police spokeswoman said police were investigating the circumstances surrounding the fatal crash.

The two deaths bring the total number of lives lost on Victoria's road to 134 this year, 19 fewer than last year.

Anyone with information or who may have witnessed the incidents is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.

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