Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a fatal crash in Wendouree this morning.
Emergency services were called to the Western Highway, near the Midland Highway overpass, following reports a B-double truck had lost control and crashed about 3.45am.
It appears the truck has run off the road and into a ditch and onto the Ballarat Maryborough railway line.
Sadly the driver of the truck, who is yet to be identified, died at the scene.
Investigations into the cause of the collision are ongoing.
The Midland Highway is currently closed in both directions and will be for some time while emergency services work to clear the scene.
Police will prepare a report for the Coroner.
Anyone who witnessed the crash, or with dashcam is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.auExternal Link.