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Australia Man killed after truck and car collide in Victoria's west

11:41  29 september  2020
11:41  29 september  2020 Source:   9news.com.au

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Police are investigating after a man died when a truck and a car collided in Victoria ' s west this morning. Officers were told a car and a truck were involved in the smash at the Henderson and Avenue roads in Burrumbeet – about 20kms west of Ballarat - just after 10am.

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Police are investigating after a man died when a truck and a car collided in Victoria's west this morning.

Officers were told a car and a truck were involved in the smash at the Henderson and Avenue roads in Burrumbeet – about 20kms west of Ballarat - just after 10am.

a person sitting on the side of the road: CFA crews assist at the accident scene. © Nine CFA crews assist at the accident scene.

"Sadly, the driver of the car, a 71-year-old Burrumbeet man, died at the scene," a Victoria Police spokesperson said.

"The driver of the light truck, aged 44-years, received minor injuries."

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Video obtained by 9News shows a vehicle flipped on its roof, with CFA crews assessing the scene.

An air ambulance also landed at the crash site to take the truck driver to Ballarat Base Public Hospital in a stable condition.

a helicopter parked in a grassy field: Air ambulance lands at the crash site. © Nine Air ambulance lands at the crash site.

The intersection remains closed as police investigate the scene.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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