Cyclist killed near Colac

A cyclist was killed near Colac after a crash involving a truck on Friday morning.

Police said the truck was driving between Irrewarra and Beeac, heading toward Colac when it struck the cyclist on the Colac-Ballarat Road about 6.30am, near Coades Lane.

An Ambulance Victoria spokesman said paramedics performed CPR on the cyclist for about 30 minutes but the man, believed to be in his 40s, could not be revived and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The male driver of the truck was assisting police with inquiries.

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