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By Meg Kennedy

Last month’s motorcycle accident on the Western Highway is still under investigation.
Bacchus Marsh Highway Patrol Leading Senior Constable John Volf told the Moorabool News that there is “no update,” on the accident at this point in time.
Bacchus Marsh police are currently in the process of reviewing two witness statements and are waiting on the toxicology report, that will identify if anything of interest was in the deceased’s system at the time of the accident.
The 41-year old Ballarat man died after striking a safety barrier near Ballan on 18 January.
The man was travelling in a westerly direction on the Western Highway near the Racecourse road underpass, just after 2.45pm when the crash occurred, creating extensive delays and redirecting traffic through Gordon from Ballan.
The accident was the first of three that occurred on the Western Highway in the New Year, which was followed by the death of a 19-year-old female passenger on 24 January, in a 4WD vehicle travelling west bound near Gordon; and an 84-year-old male driver on the night of 6 February, who had a head-on collision near Wallace after he was allegedly travelling to Melbourne in the incorrect Ballarat bound lanes.