A man has died while trying to overtake a train in Preston. Picture: Nicole Garmston
A man has died while trying to overtake a train in Preston. Picture: Nicole Garmston

Man dies after trying to pass tram

A MAN has been killed as he tried to dash in front of a tram in Melbourne's north this morning.

It is believed the driver was trying to get in front of the tram when he clipped a parked car on Plenty Rd in Preston then hit a power pole and crashed through a brick fence before 12.30 am.

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Police say the driver, who was the only person in the car, lost control.

A male pedestrian was also hit with debris and went to hospital with minor injuries.

Anyone with information is used to phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.



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