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Police arrest teens over deadly hit-and-run crash in Melbourne

Two teenagers have been arrested by police following a fatal hit-and-run collision involving a stolen car in Melbourne's east in the early hours of the morning.

The crash happened at the intersection of Stud and Boronia Roads at Wantirna South shortly after 1:00am.

A married couple were driving home to The Basin through the intersection when the stolen car drove through a red light at high speed crashing into their car.

The 38-year-old man died at the scene and the woman, aged 32, died later in hospital.

Police said a 19-year-old Boronia man and a 15-year-old girl from Belgrave were receiving medical treatment and remained under police guard.

Damaged car at the scene of the crash.

'Abhorrent' behaviour

Police said security guards at the nearby Knox Club tried to prevent the teenagers from fleeing, but they managed to get away.

However one of the security guards retrieved a jacket belonging to one of them.

"Now we're hunting two kids who are going to have to be facing substantial time in jail as a result of their actions," Acting Superintendent Stuart McGregor said earlier.

A CCTV image of one of the suspects wanted over a fatal hit and run crash at Wantirna South,

He said the stolen car had been driving through a red light "at a rapid speed".

"This is a situation where I've had to stand at the intersection with the parents of one of the deceased and I've been able to explain how the collision occurred, but I just can't tell her why," he said.

He called the behaviour "abhorrent".

"I just cannot understand how someone would think that it's alright to travel at speed, horrendous speeds, through a red light and then when you know that you've done so much damage to another car, to another person, to two people to think of themselves and just leave, I don't understand it," he said.

Acting Superintendent Stuart McGregor also said it was likely the pair was injured in the crash.

"There's no doubt they will have injuries," he said.

"When they were leaving there's no doubt at all that when they were leaving they'd be all hyped up.

"It may be that they have significant injuries that need medical attention."

Police traffic cones at the scene of a double fatal crash at Wantirna South.

The stolen car, a grey four-wheel-drive Lexus, was taken during an aggravated burglary in the early hours of the morning on Wednesday.

The thieves broke into the house, stole the keys and took the car from inside a garage, Acting Superintendent McGregor said.

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