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By Derek Schlennstedt

A 33-year Wandin North man died while trying to avoid a falling tree on the Warburton Highway at Lilydale.

Police said his maroon-coloured Holden Commodore sedan was travelling west towards Lilydale about 11am on Friday 10 August when the tree came down across the road.

Boronia Police Senior Sergeant Mal McKern said investigations were ongoing but believed the driver lost control of his car when he swerved to avoid the tree, and crashed into another tree on the opposite side of the highway.

There were no other vehicles involved and the deceased man was alone in the car. He died at the scene.

SES and CFA volunteers attended the scene alongside police.

Police are calling for anyone who witnessed the crash, or who might have dash-cam footage, to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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