First for 2016 in Vic - RIP No Cookies | Herald Sun A MOTORCYCLIST died this evening after losing control of his bike in Melbourne’s east just after 8.30pm, making him the first Victorian road fatality for 2016. The rider was travelling along Whitehorse Rd, Nunawading, when he veered off into a tree. The man has not yet been identified. Police have yet to determine the exact cause of the Nunawading crash, and are appealing for any witnesses to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. The New Year’s Day fatality comes as Victoria Police and VicRoads have lamented the 2015 road toll, which closed out the year at 257 death — eight more than in 2014.