Tree falls on vehicle on Black Spur in Fernshaw

A woman has died after a tree fell on a vehicle - along the notorious 'Black Spur' section of Maroondah Highway -in Fernshaw on Thursday evening.


It is believed a utility was travelling along the Maroondah Highway during a storm when it was struck by a falling tree about 6:50pm on 27 August.

The front passenger, a 36-year-old Parkdale woman died at the scene.

The driver, a 24-year-old Flinders man, was transported to hospital with minor injuries.

Police will prepare a report for the Coroner.

Anyone who witnessed the crash or who may have dashcam footage is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report at