Driver dies near Cowwarr

POLICE are investigating a fatal crash near Cowwarr on Saturday.

A 49-year-old female driver from Yallourn North was travelling north along Traralgon-Maffra Rd at 8.50am, near the Toongabbie-Cowwarr Rd intersection.

It is believed the driver overtook a second vehicle, and continued on to a sweeping right hand bend, before losing control of the vehicle and striking a tree.

Latrobe and Wellington Highway Patrol units attended, in addition to an ambulance and SES, but the driver, the only occupant of the car, died at the scene.

People who witnessed the incident or have information are urged to phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.