Fatal collision at Sarsfield

A MAN has died after the car he was driving collided with a truck on the Great Alpine Road at Sarsfield, near Bairnsdale, this morning.

Emergency services were called to the Great Alpine Road, near Nicholls Rd, following reports of a collision between a car and a truck about 9.15am.

The yet to be identified male driver and sole occupant of the car died at the scene.

The driver of the B-double stopped to assist at the scene and has been taken to hospital as a precaution.

Police will prepare a report for the Coroner.

Anyone who witnessed the collision, has dashcam footage or any other information which could help police with their enquiries has been asked to phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.

The Great Alpine Road at Sarsfield has been closed in both directions between Nicholls and Deptford Rds.

Motorists should consider using Swan Reach Rd and the Princes Highway to avoid the closure.