A man died following a single-vehicle crash in Amphitheatre early on Saturday.
According to police media his vehicle left the road and struck a tree at the intersection of the Pyrenees Highway, near Gledhills Lane, about 6am.
The male driver, who was the sole occupant, died at the scene.
Gledhills Lane is a dirt road running west from the Pyrenees Highway about 5 kilometres south of Avoca.
Police will prepare a report for the coroner.
The road toll for Victoria stands at 76 lives lost this year compared to 83 at the same time in 2020.