TRIBUTES have poured in for a 23-year-old Sebastopol women who was struck and killed by a truck on the Western Freeway on Friday night.
The woman, who has yet to be formally identified, was described on The Courier website over the weekend as a ‘beautiful angel’ who will be ‘sadly missed by many’.
“My heart aches for this young girl’s family and friends on their tragic loss, too young to gain her wings,” Linda posted online.
Another tribute read: “RIP to this poor girl, an absolute tragic time for all involved, family, friends, police, ambulance, SES, and especially the truck drivers ... as this impacts for life.”
A police media spokesperson said the name of the woman had been withheld at the family’s request.
Emergency services were called to the scene, about two kilometres east of Gordon, around 9.50pm, following reports that a woman had been hit by a truck.
The Western Freeway between Old Melbourne Road and Ballan-Daylesford Road was closed westbound from 10.25pm.
Ballarat police notified next of kin and will continue to investigate the cause of death.
The provisional road toll for 2014 stands at 13, compared to six deaths this time last year.
Police are appealing for anyone who may have seen a woman near the Western Freeway near Gordon before the collision to call police.
Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.