Wednesday night’s tragedy was the single deadliest incident in Victoria Police history.
Previously the state’s largest police casualty was the Kelly Gang’s murder of Sergeant Michael Kennedy and constables Thomas Lonigan and Michael Scanlan in 1878.
Images from the scene show a damaged police highway patrol car and an SUV alongside a huge, white truck. The crumbled Porsche can be seen under the semi trailer, next to a blue tarp.
A witness who watched it all unfold told 9NEWS it was “utter carnage”.
The driver of the Porsche, a 41-year-old with an extensive criminal history, was uninjured and fled the scene on foot, while the truck driver is under police guard in hospital after suffering a “medical episode”. It’s not clear whether the episode occurred before or after the crash.
The Porsche driver reportedly handed himself into police in Melbourne on Thursday morning and…