Major Collision Investigation Unit detectives are appealing for witnesses following a collision that claimed the life of a motorcyclist in Keilor East last night.
Police have been told a motorcycle was travelling in the citybound lanes of the Western Ring Road about 8pm.
It is believed a white Ford Ranger dual-cab utility was stationary in the right-hand lane when the motorcycle crashed into the rear of the vehicle.
The rider of the motorcycle, a man believed to be aged in his 30s, died at the scene.
The driver of the ute, a 24-year-old Mernda man is currently assisting police with their enquiries.
Investigators are keen to speak to any witnesses or anyone with dash-cam footage who was travelling along the Western Ring Road at the time of the collision.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.