Police are responding to fatal crash at Benalla

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a fatal crash which occurred in Benalla this afternoon.

Investigators believe a car was travelling along the Midland Highway about 3.30pm when the driver lost control.

The car left the highway and crashed into a tree.

The driver and only occupant of the car, believed to be a man in his 70s, died at the scene.

Anyone who witnessed the incident, or who may have dash cam footage, is asked to call 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

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