A 21-year-old man from Nyora has died after a single vehicle accident in Woodleigh early this morning (Wednesday, October 14).

Emergency services were called to the scene on Nyora-St Heliers Road at around 12.30am to find the man’s ute had collided with a tree on the side of the road.

The man died at the scene.

Acting Sergeant Brad Heber of Wonthaggi Police Station said it is believed the man was travelling to a friend’s house.

“Initial indications suggest speed may have been a factor,” he said.

There were no other passengers in the car.

Police are investigating the scene today and ask that anyone who witnessed the incident, or who may have dash cam footage to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report at https://bit.ly/3dqDCLn.