Piries, Victoria: Multiple killed in car crash near Mansfield

Multiple people have died after a car smashed into a tree and burst into flames, killing everyone inside.

The burnt-out car was found on Mansfield-Woods Point Road early on Sunday morning.

Police believe the driver of the vehicle lost control and crashed, before bursting into flames.

Emergency services were called to the scene about 7am, and everyone inside the vehicle was declared dead at the scene.

It is not yet known how many people were inside the car at the time.

Mansfield-Woods Point Road is closed between Jenkin Road at Macs Cove and Chapel Hill Road at Piries.

Drivers are encouraged to take the Goulburn Valley Highway and the Maroondah Highway through Alexandra, Yarck and Bonnie Doon to access the Mansfield area.

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash, and anyone with information is urged to contact CrimeStoppers on 1800 333 000.

More to come.

Originally published as Multiple deaths after car crashed and burst into flames in Piries