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Man dies in crash

Man dies in crash

Highway closed at Servieton

At least one person has died after a collision on the Western Highway at Serviceton this morning.

Victoria Police said the accident happened on the Western Highway at Serviceton at about 2.20am Thursday morning.

Investigators have been told a truck crashed into the rear of a stationary truck then the truck which had been stationary crashed with a truck in front of it.

The trucks were waiting to cross the South Australian border after the South Australian Government closed the border due to a COVID-19 outbreak in Melbourne.
All three trucks then caught fire.
The driver of the first truck, a yet to be identified man, died at the scene.
Emergency crews are still on scene and an investigation into the incident has commenced.

The Western Highway at Serviceton remains closed.

A significant detour is required that adds up to 150 kilometres to the journey.

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All vehicles heading toward Serviceton from Melbourne should divert down the Wimmera Highway at Horsham.

Use the Wimmera Highway through Natimuk, Edenhope to Naracoorte.

From Naracoorte, use the Riddich Highway to Keith.

From Keith, use the Dukes Highway back to Serviceton.

The closure of the Western Highway is under the control of Victoria Police and likely to remain closed for sometime.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has dashcam footage is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.

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