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    Emergency service workers free a trapped driver at Pimpinio.

Woman stable after Pimpinio crash, Stawell woman dies

An air ambulance flew a woman, 61, in a stable condition to a Melbourne hospital yesterday after a car crash on the Western Highway near Wail.

The woman was injured when the Hyundai sedan she was driving ran into the back of a stationary truck. She was the only person in the car. 

The incident came after a car rolled over on a side road  in a single-vehicle incident near Kiata shortly after 7am. A male driver and female passenger went to Wimmera Base Hospital for observation.

In other news, police are investigating the death of a Horsham man, 30, while he was in police custody in Horsham.

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Police had arrested the man without incident on March 26 for breaching a court order and took him to Horsham Police Station where his condition deteriorated.

An ambulance then took the man to hospital where he died on Sunday.

Police Homicide Squad will investigate the death, with oversight from Professional Standards Command, standard protocol when a person has died in police custody.

A woman, 79, involved in a single-car crash in Stawell on March 16 has also died in hospital.

The woman was the sole occupant of a car that left Stawell-Avoca Road and hit a wire fence and tree. An air ambulance took her to hospital in a critical condition.

Police will prepare a report for the Coroner.

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