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Two Children Among Those Dead Following Daylesford Pub Crash

Two children are among the five killed when a car ploughed into a beer garden in rural Victoria’s Daylesford on Sunday evening.

A six-year-old boy was one of the four to die at the scene – two men and one female also died.

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A female child was flown to the Royal Children’s Hospital where she later died.

Identities of the victims are yet to be published.

Trevor Weston from Victoria Ambulance spoke to the media on Monday morning, describing the scene as “confronting and quite chaotic”.

“There was a number of injured persons in the scene being assisted by members of the public and other patrons within the facility,” Mr Weston said.

“We’ve conducted debriefs with our crews last night and we’ll continue to provide welfare and support to those crews as its needed in the coming days.”

Just after 6pm on Sunday, a BMW SUV mounted the kerb and crashed into the beer garden of the Royal Hotel on Albert Street.

Along with those dead, another seven were injured.

Police say a man, a woman, and a male child were transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

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The driver of the BMW, a 66-year-old Mount Macedon man was also taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Investigations remain ongoing, with the exact circumstances leading to the collision yet to be determined.

Anyone who witnessed the incident, has CCTV, dashcam footage or any other information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at

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