POLICE have confirmed the person killed in a crash at Colbinabbin this afternoon was a 52-year-old man from Campbells Creek.
The truck and trailer he was driving were registered to an earth moving company in Castlemaine.
Campaspe Highway Patrol Sergeant Paul Nicoll said the heavy vehicle had been travelling west towards Bendigo along Bendigo-Murchison Road when it left the carriageway for some unknown reason about 1.40pm.
MAP: The crash happened on Bendigo-Murchison Road near the Weppner Road intersection
The truck and trailer crashed into a number of large trees, overturned and caught fire.
Sergeant Nicoll said the cabin was fully alight when police arrived.
Police are investigating the circumstances of the crash.
"Police are doing everything we can to reduce the number of serious and fatal collisions on our roads," Sergeant Nicoll said.
"But unfortunately people still seem to keep dying in collisions."
He said police were concerned about the road toll.
Investigators have appealed for anyone with dashcam footage or information about today's crash near Colbinabbin to call Campaspe Highway Patrol or to make a confidential report to Crime Stoppers.
Campaspe Highway Patrol is based at the Echuca Police Station and can be reached on 5483 1500.
Crime Stoppers can be reached on 1800 333 000 or online at crimestoppersvic.com.au
A person has died after the truck they were driving crashed into a tree near Colbinabbin this afternoon.
The driver, who has yet to be identified, died at the scene.
Police will investigate the cause of the crash.
The crash brings the state's road toll to 148.
The crash is the fourth to claim a life in central Victoria since May 31.
EMERGENCY services are responding to a serious crash near Colbinabbin.
Bendigo-Murchison Road is completely blocked near the intersection of Weppner Road.
A Country Fire Authority spokesperson said a gravel truck had crashed into a tree.
There was a fire as a result of the crash.
CFA and SES units are in attendance. Police and paramedics are also responding.
The crash happened shortly after 1.30pm.
More to come.
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