Bendigo Highway Patrol are investigating the circumstances surrounding a fatal crash in Woodvale early this morning.
Police have been told a passing motorist came across the crashed vehicle on Bendigo Pyramid Road, near the intersection of Hughes Road, just after 1am.
It appears the driver lost control and travelled across the gravel shoulder of the road before crashing into a number of large trees.
Sadly the male driver and only occupant of the vehicle died at the scene.
Police are investigating whether speed was a factor in the crash.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or has dashcam footage is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.
For the current provisional lives lost tally please see https://www.police.vic.gov.au/news.