A man died following a fiery three-truck crash south-west of Ballarat on Wednesday evening, almost two years to the day since two people were killed in a collision nearby.
Crews were called to the scene on the Glenelg Highway at Carranballac, east of Streatham, just before 5pm.
Three trucks were involved in the collision, according to Victoria Police Media - Ambulance Victoria confirmed one driver, a man in his 30s, was taken to the Royal Melbourne Hospital by air ambulance in a stable condition with upper body injuries, while the second driver, a man in his 40s, was taken by road ambulance to Ballarat in a stable condition with minor injuries.
The deceased man is yet to be formally identified, and the exact circumstances surrounding the collision are yet to be determined.
A 100-kilometre detour to the Hamilton Highway was put in place after the Glenelg Highway was closed, so investigations could begin.
Several CFA units from across the district were called to extinguish a fire that impacted one of the trucks.
Anyone who witnessed the crash or with dash cam footage is urged to phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report via the website. On May 6, 2019, two people lost their lives at the nearby Waldron Lane intersection, just five kilometres away from Wednesday's crash, when their car attempting to turn onto the highway collided with a four-wheel-drive about 5pm.
At the time, Highway Patrol officers said the two victims, both from overseas, may have been following a GPS device.
In a separate incident, emergency crews were called to the Western Freeway just east of Gordon to a collision between a truck and a car about 6.45pm on Wednesday.
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