Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a fatal crash in Melton this afternoon.
Investigators have been told the driver of a van travelling east on the Western Freeway collided into the rear of a truck which was stationary in built-up traffic just west of Hopkins Road about 4.45pm.
The male driver and sole occupant of the van, died at the scene.
The driver of the truck, a man in his late 50s, sustained minor injuries and was treated at the scene by paramedics.
Anyone who witnessed the crash, with dashcam footage or further information is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.auExternal Link.