Driver is killed and major Melbourne freeway is closed after horror smash between a truck and a ute

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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
  • Cars are at a standstill between South Gippsland Freeway and Heatherton Road 

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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.

A ute driver has died after a horror collision with a truck on the Monash Freeway in Melbourne during peak-hour traffic this morning.

Pictured: banked up traffic following the crash 

Driver is killed and major Melbourne freeway is closed after horror smash between a truck and a ute

The collision happened just before the South Gippsland Freeway exit in Endeavour Hills at 8.30am on Tuesday.

Pictured: Emergency services on the scene 

Police and ambulance crews are on the scene, where the man died instantly.

Detectives from the Major Collision Investigation Unit are on the scene.

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. 

The Department of Transport said the Monash Freeway will open as soon as it is safe to do so.

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.

Today’s crash takes this year’s lives lost count to 104 in Victoria – down from 140 the same time last year.

Driver is killed and major Melbourne freeway is closed after horror smash between a truck and a ute

Motorists are advised to exit the freeway as soon as they can and instead use Wellington Road, Eastlink or Stud Road