Man dies in Driffield crash

A BOOLARRA man involved in a fatal single-vehicle car crash in the early hours of Friday morning was believed to have lost control around a bend on the Strzelecki Highway.

According to Victoria Police Media, the 20 year-old man was travelling south along the highway about 4.45am in a Subaru sedan, and began turning east as he approached an intersection, but lost control, veered off the road and struck a tree.

The incident occurred near the intersection of Yinnar-Driffield Road, about 8.5 kilometres outside of Morwell.

Police said the man, who was the sole occupant of the vehicle, died at the scene.

The fatality brought the provisional road toll to 140 deaths as at Friday morning, compared to 154 fatalities the same time last year.