POLICE say they cannot confirm the cause of a fatal accident in Maldon on Saturday.
A 25-year-old man was travelling to Maldon when he was killed in a road crash.
Passersby tried in vain to save the man at the scene after his Toyota Corolla hit a tree beside the Castlemaine-Maldon Road, near the Sandy Creek Road intersection, about 8.50am Saturday.
Sergeant Wayne Ellis from Kyneton Police said he did not want to make any assumptions on how the Maldon man was killed.
“The cause of the accident is still being investigated,” he said.
“At this stage we are still investigating what happened. A report will be made for the coroner.”
Evidence at the scene suggested the driver had veered across to the wrong side of the road before hitting the tree.
On Saturday Leading Senior Constable Brad Gutterson from the Macedon Ranges Highway Patrol said driver error and fatigue could be possibilities.
"The Major Collision Investigation group will inspect the vehicle,'' he said.
''There's still a lot of steps to be taken from this point.”
Ambulance Victoria spokesman John Mullen said the first witnesses to the scene had carried out CPR on the young driver.
"He was trapped in the car," he said.
"Onlookers continued to do CPR until paramedics arrived," he said.
Mr Mullen said paramedics arrived at the scene they continued to conduct CPR.
He said the male died at the scene.
Police, State Emergency Services and Country Fire Authority crews all attended the crash site.
The Castlemaine-Maldon Road was closed for part of the day on Saturday.