Homebush crash sparks blaze

Police are investigating the cause of a fatal car crash in Homebush on Thursday, where a vehicle left the road and crashed into a tree. The crash sparked a grass fire which saw CFA crews work to contain the blaze.

A person has died in a tragic single vehicle accident after their car hit a tree in Homebush on Thursday.

Emergency services were called to the scene on Homebush Road, Homebush, at around 3.30 pm on Thursday, where a single vehicle had reportedly left the road and hit a tree.

The driver, who is yet to be identified and believed to be the sole occupant of the vehicle, died at the scene.

Ballarat Highway Patrol’s Sergeant Stuart Gale said the exact cause of the incident is unknown, and investigations will be ongoing.

“At about 3.30 pm a white Mitsubishi single cab ute traveling towards Avoca has left the road. It appears at this stage to have been a single occupant,” he said.

The crash sparked a grass fire in a neighbouring paddock, which saw three CFA units from Avoca, Natte Yallock and Warrenmang attend.

“We’re lucky the CFA were quickly on scene, with the strong winds the fire could have been much bigger,” Sgt Gale said.

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