One dead, another seriously injured in skydiving crash

A person has died and a man has suffered life-threatening injuries in a skydiving accident in a coastal Victorian town this afternoon.

One dead, another seriously injured in skydiving crash

A person has died and a man has suffered life-threatening injuries in a skydiving accident in a coastal Victorian town this afternoon.

Police said the pair were doing a tandem jump when they "got into difficulty" and crash-landed in a paddock on Fischer Street in Torquay before 1pm.

"One person died at the scene while the other has been airlifted to hospital in a critical condition," Victoria Police said in a statement.

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A parachute was seen lying on the ground of farmlands where ambulances swarmed the area.

The injured man, understood to be aged in his 50s, was flown to The Alfred hospital.

Police will prepare a report for the coroner.

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Driver reveals grief after killing his best mate in a high-speed crash

South Australian man Nicholas Holbrook was 18 when he was killed by his best mate Phillip.

Driver reveals grief after killing his best mate in a high-speed crash

South Australian man Nicholas Holbrook was 18 when he was killed by his best mate Phillip in a high-speed crash.

Mr Holbrook died when the car he was a passenger in slammed into a tree on West Lakes Boulevard in the Adelaide suburb of Westlakes in 2009.

The crash was devastating for both the first responders that attended and Mr Holbrook's parents Glynis and Michael.

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In never-before-seen interviews, they're telling their stories to warn South Australians about the long-term trauma of car crashes.

Phillip, the driver, will also expose the psychological and emotional scars left by the experience of killing his best mate.

SA Police Deputy Commissioner Linda Williams said the interviews warn "that one stupid act on the road can cause life-long damage".

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South Australian man to reveal grief after killing his best mate in a high-speed car crash

"Nobody wants to live with that guilt," Deputy Commissioner Williams said.

Appearing on TV from Sunday, the campaign includes 13 different commercials which will be released gradually to build the story of Mr Holbrook's crash from various perspectives.

The first will be Phillip's account of the moment he learned his driving had caused his best mate's death.

The campaign will also appear on billboards, in shopping centres, online and on social media.

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Police Minister Vincent Tarzia said these are "real stories told by real people".

"I can't see a situation where people wouldn't be affected in some way by these heartbreaking stories," Mr Tarzia said.

"Watching this campaign resonated with me on so many levels – as a father-to-be, a son, a brother, a friend."

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