POLICE will prepare a report for the coroner after a Melbourne man died in a quad bike crash in Big Desert National Park.
Horsham Highway Patrol Sergeant Dale McIvor said Hopetoun, Rainbow and Jeparit police headed to a dirt road 10 kilometres west of Rainbow, around 5.45pm on Tuesday.
"A 49-year old man from Melbourne was riding on Pella Track when he lost control of his quad bike, struck a tree and received fatal injuries," he said.
"The circumstances immediately preceding the collision are yet to be determined and are currently being investigated.
"He was with a group of six or seven other friends camped out on Pella Track on Tuesday night, but we are speaking with all persons. We don't believe there are any other witnesses to the collision."
In August, consumer watchdog the ACCC reported 14 people had died in quad-bike related incidents in Australia in the first half of 2020, three children among them. This compared to eight deaths for all of 2019.
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