A 38-year-old man died at the scene of a bus crash in Apollo Bay on Monday night, with a second person who was trapped beneath bus being taken to hospital in a serious condition.
Police are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the crash, but it is believed the bus towing a trailer collided with a tree while travelling west on the Great Ocean Road just after 5pm.
The driver of the bus was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries, and the remaining 27 passengers are being treated for minor injuries at various hospitals.
Major Collision Investigation unit detectives are continuing their investigation.
This accident brings the current road toll to 69 people.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 00.