Ballarat Highway Patrol officers are investigating the circumstances surrounding a fatal collision in Burrumbeet this morning.
Police have been told a car and a light truck collided at the intersection of Henderson and Avenue roads just after 10am.
Sadly the driver of the car, a 71-year-old Burrumbeet man, died at the scene.
The driver of the light truck, aged 44-years, received minor injuries.
At this stage the intersection is still closed and will be for some time, while police process the scene.
Anyone who witnessed the collision or with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or file a confidential report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.
The latest provisional Lives Lost figure will be available at https://www.police.vic.gov.au/news.