UPDATE, 4.50PM: Victoria police believe a fatal collision at Goornong this afternoon was caused by a south-bound car veering across the highway and colliding with a north-bound truck.
Police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident this afternoon.
The collision happened on the Midland Highway when two vehicles, a 4x4 Toyota Hilux and a light rigid truck, collided head-on about 1.45pm.
The male driver and sole occupant of the car died at the scene.
The driver of the truck, a man from Stewarton, was flown to a Melbourne hospital with serious injuries.
Anyone who witnessed the collision is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au
UPDATE, 4pm: Senior Sergeant Ian Brooks, who is at the crash scene, said the crash was between a four-wheel drive ute and a light-rigid truck on the Midland Highway just south of Goornong.
Senior Sergeant Brooks said the only occupant of the ute was a man who has died.
The driver of the truck has been air lifted to hospital in Melbourne with serious but non-life threatening injuries to his chest and legs.
“We are in the early stages of the investigation and have some witness who are helping us with inquiries,” Senior Sergeant Brooks.
“There are numerous factors that we will be looking into and the weather is certainly one of them.”
Senior Sergeant Brooks said drivers should adjust their driving to the weather conditions.
“It is not going to be any less onerous to slow down,” he said.
“Just drive to the conditions and slow down. The weather is bad and won’t get better for another 24 hours.
“So pay attention to where you are and what you’re doing.”
It is expected road blocks on the Midland Highway will remain in place for at least another hour while police complete their investigations.
UPDATE, 3.35pm: The air ambulance has left the scene of a two-vehicle crash in Goornong.
Air ambulance leaving the scene pic.twitter.com/5cj54txqQr— William Vallely (@WilliamVallely) April 21, 2017
UPDATE 3.05pm: Victoria Police have confirmed one man has died as a result of a collision between a car and a light truck on the Midland Highway near Goornong.
An Ambulance Victoria spokeswoman said another man in his 60s was trapped for an hour before being freed from the crash which occurred at about 1.45pm
He is being assessed by paramedics for lower body injuries but appear to be stable.
An air ambulance was dispatched to the scene where emergency services remain on site.
Emergency services on scene of two vehicle collision south of Goornong. pic.twitter.com/DqPsz6d3jS— William Vallely (@WilliamVallely) April 21, 2017
THE Midland Highway is blocked in both directions because of the crash.
There are detours in place around Goornong.
Air ambulance arriving on Midland Highway near Goornong after reports of two-vehicle collision. pic.twitter.com/87fL1gcBia— William Vallely (@WilliamVallely) April 21, 2017
EMERGENCY services are responding to reports of a crash between truck and car at Goornong.
The incident is on Goornong-Fosterville Road at Goornong.
More to come