Police arrest two men over hit-run at Carrum Downs

Victoria Police have arrested two men, allegedly involved in a hit-run collision at Carrum Downs that left one man dead and another requiring surgery.

Bayswater man Timmy Rakei, 44, was working as a traffic controller at a roadworks site in Carrum Downs when a Holden Commodore ploughed into him about 7.15am on Tuesday morning. He died at the scene.

The scene of the crash at Carrum Downs. Credit:Nine News

The Commodore driver left his car after the crash and was picked up nearby by another man driving a black Hyundai SUV, police have said.

A 38-year-old man was also seriously injured in the crash and underwent surgery at the Royal Melbourne Hospital overnight on Wednesday.

Victoria Police had pleaded with the driver of the Commodore and the man in the SUV to come forward and, on Thursday afternoon, they arrested two men over the collision.

In a statement, police said they arrested a 30-year-old man of no fixed address at a property on Boundary Road at Carrum Downs just after 2pm on Thursday.

Timmy Rakei, who died in the collision.

He was taken to Frankston Police Station and interviewed by detectives from the major collision investigation unit.

A second man, 25, was arrested after he attended the station just after 3pm on Thursday.

He remains in custody, and police said the investigation is ongoing.

They said they are yet to locate the black Hyundai SUV allegedly involved in the incident. They urged anyone with information about its whereabouts to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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