A FATAL accident has forced the closure of a high speed road west of Stawell this morning.
A male driver died at the scene when his car crashed into a tree around 5am on Grampians Road, Mokepilly.
VicRoads says the road has been closed in both directions 200 metres either side of Mokepilly Road.
"Emergency services are directing traffic at both closures and diversions are in place," VicRoads says.
"Drivers should use Pomonal Road as an alternative, allow extra time between Stawell and Halls Gap. Avoid travel on Mokepilly Road also.
"The closure is under the control of Victoria Police and will re-open once investigations have been completed."
Victoria's road toll sits at 223, up from 166 at the same time last year
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