A CRASH at Mount Rowan this evening has left one man dead and another in hospital.
Two four-wheel drives collided at the corner of Creswick Road and Kennedys Road at about 6.25pm.
"The white car was travelling south towards Ballarat along Creswick Road and the maroon car was believed to be travelling east on Kennedys Road," said Ballarat Highway Patrol Acting Sergeant Dave Morton.
"The two cars collided at the intersection of Creswick Road and Kennedys Road.
"The driver of the white car is now deceased."
Ambulance Victoria spokesperson John Mullen said emergency staff attempted to resuscitate the driver at the scene, but were unable to.
A third man involved in the crash was injured and taken to hospital.
"One male, approximately in his 50s, was transported to hospital in a serious condition with pelvic and abdominal injuries," he said.
Sergeant Morton said the driver of the maroon car escaped relatively unhurt.
"The driver of the maroon car has no serious injuries," he said.
"He is helping us with our investigation."