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A roadworker has died after being stuck by a car in Trawalla, west of Ballarat.

It’s believed the roadworker was in the process of setting up for traffic control duties on the onramp to the Western Highway at 7.20am (Wednesday).

Police said the 59-year-old Creswick man was at his ute in the emergency lane, when he was struck by a Ballarat-bound Toyota ute.

The driver, a 39-year-old Lucas man, stopped and gave assistance but the worker died at the scene.

Major Collision Investigation unit detectives are on scene and the Western Highway remains closed east-bound between Ararat and Ballarat.

Anyone who witnessed the incident, or who may have dashcam footage, should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report at

It brings the Victorian road toll to 174, compatred to 217 this time last year.

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