ONE PERSON has died in a collision between a truck and a car west of Melbourne. Emergency services were called to Rokewood-Skipton Road in Rokewood, near Ballarat, just after 3.30pm.

The driver of the car, who has not yet been identified, died at the scene.

Victoria Police spokeswoman Belinda Batty said it was unclear whether the victim was a man or a woman.

The man driving the truck was treated for minor injuries.

Police are investigating the cause of the crash.

The state’s road toll sits at 196 deaths — almost 30 higher than this time last year.