Detectives from Major Collision Investigation Unit will investigate a fatal crash which occurred in Seaford this morning.
Officers attempted to intercept a car on Overton Road about 1am.
The car failed to stop, sped off and was last seen turning into Govan Street.
Police patrolled the area and found the car which had crashed into a pole.
The male driver ran from police on their arrival.
Officers checked the car and found a deceased man in the back seat. A female passenger was located nearby.
The deceased man is yet to be identified but the female passenger is assisting police with their enquires.
A search of the area was conducted for the driver and he was arrested in a nearby street about 4am.
An investigation into the incident has commenced and will be oversighted by Professional Standards Command as per normal procedure.
Source: Victoria Police News – Sunday 1 October 2017