Driver is killed and major Melbourne freeway is closed after horror smash between a truck and a ute
- A ute driver has died after colliding with a truck on Melbourne’s Monash Freeway
- The crash happened before the South Gippsland Freeway exit in Endeavour Hills
- Police said the circumstances surrounding the crash are yet to be established
A ute driver has died after a horror collision with a truck on the Monash Freeway in Melbourne during peak-hour traffic this morning.
The crash happened just before the South Gippsland Freeway exit in Endeavour Hills at 8.30am on Tuesday.
Victoria Police said the exact circumstances surrounding the crash are yet to be established.
All outbound lanes of the freeway are closed at Heatherton Road.
Motorists are advised to exit the freeway as soon as they can and instead use Wellington Road, Eastlink or Stud Road.
Cars are at a standstill between the South Gippsland Freeway and Heatherton Road.
Chris Miller from the Department of Transport described the scene as ‘horrible’.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or who may have dashcam footage is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.