Two regional deaths add to shocking holiday weekend road toll 

A devastating four days with nine deaths on Victoria's roads, including two in the central Victorian  region, was unacceptable, the state's police minister has said.

Police Minister Kim Wells has joined Victoria Police to call on drivers to slow down and obey the road rules after a horror long weekend took the state's 2014 road toll to 58, 14 more deaths than at the same time last year.

"This situation is now very critical. We plead with Victorian motorists to have the conversation at home, for parents to have the conversation with their children who are driving ... to slow down," Mr Wells said.

The warning comes after a woman was killed when her car left the road and hit a tree north of Maryborough near Dunolly on Sunday afternoon.

Investigators believe a Toyota Corolla was travelling along Archdale-Dunolly Road near Puzzle Flat Road around  4.15pm when the female driver lost control of the car and hit a tree. 

On Saturday morning a man died after crashing into a tree on Slatey Creek Road in the forest south of Creswick. 

 Police are yet to formally name the victims.


The Advocate incorrectly printed that the victim of the second accident was a 73 year old from Creswick.