A stablehand that works for Melbourne Cup winning trainer Danny O’Brien has died after he was struck by a car at Connewarre in Victoria this morning.
A car travelling on Thirteenth Beach Road is said to have collided with the stablehand, who was riding a horse trained by Melbourne Cup winning trainer Danny O’Brien, at approx 6.45am this morning.
The man, aged in his early 30s sadly died at the scene.
The driver of the car and the horse sustained minor injuries in the incident.
Police have closed the road and detours are in place.
Worksafe is attending the scene and police will prepare a report for the coroner.