Fatal highway collision near Rosedale

A WOMAN has died after a head-on collision between the car she was driving and a truck on the Princes Highway west of Rosedale.

The 63-year-old woman was travelling west on the Princes Highway when her vehicle drifted onto the wrong side of the road and collided with an oncoming truck about 1pm on Friday near Wrights Lane.

The woman died at the scene.

The 45-year-old truck driver was not injured.

The collision closed the highway to traffic in both directions for four hours.

Police will prepare a report for the coroner.

Police are calling for witnesses to come forward to help determine the cause of the incident. Anyone  with information is urged to phone 5143 5000.