A WOMAN has died after the car she was driving collided with a semi-trailer at Carrick this morning.
The crash occurred on the Bass Highway at Oaks Road before 9.30am.
The woman's car was significantly damaged.
A second car was also involved in the incident.
The semi-trailer was carrying a shipping container.
Heavy rain added to the traffic congestion as police diverted vehicles down off-ramps.
Police expect this part of the highway to be closed for several hours.