A man has been charged with two counts of causing death by dangerous driving after a fatal collision in Eltham on Saturday night. 

Ben Ord, aged 41, from Eltham, was arrested on Saturday, February 23, on suspicion of driving while over the alcohol limit, driving while unfit through drugs, and two counts of causing death by dangerous driving.

He was charged the following day with two counts of causing death by dangerous driving and remanded in custody to appear by video link at Bromley Magistrates Court today (Monday, February 25).

Two people in their 70s died in the collision at Footscray Road, Eltham at midnight on Saturday.