Major Collision Investigation Unit detectives are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision in Coimadai Friday afternoon.
Emergency services were called to Diggers Rest-Coimadai Road about 3.40pm after reports a truck, bus and several cars had been involved in a collision.
Sadly the male driver of one of the cars involved, which left the road and crashed into a tree, died at the scene.
The driver of the truck was trapped in his vehicle for a short time while the driver, and only occupant of the bus, wasn't injured.
The driver of the car of interest, a 19-year-old male from Maddingley, is currently in hospital under police guard.
Detectives are appealing for witnesses and or dashcam vision of a 2005 yellow Ford Falcon utility prior to the collision.
It's believed the driver of the yellow utility was travelling from Diggers Rest towards Bacchus March on Diggers Rest-Coimadai Road.
Anyone who saw the yellow utility prior to the crash or with dashcam footage can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or www.crimestoppersvic.com.au
A man has died after a serious crash east of Ballarat on Friday afternoon.
According to Victoria Police Media, emergency services were called to Diggers Rest-Coimadai Road at Coimadai, near Bacchus Marsh, about 3.40pm after reports a truck, bus and a number of cars had been involved in a collision.
One of the cars left the road and crashed into a tree.
Unfortunately the male driver of that vehicle, who is yet to be identified, died at the scene.
Officers are still assessing the situation and detectives from Major Collision Investigation Unit have been notified, according to a media release from the police.
The driver of the truck was trapped in his vehicle for a short time while the bus driver was the only person on the bus.
Anyone that witnessed the incident or with dashcam footage is urged to phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at crimestoppersvic.com.au
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