Woman killed in Carrick crash

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.

This scene of this morning's fatal crash on the Bass Highway near Carrick. Photos by Geoff Robson

This scene of this morning's fatal crash on the Bass Highway near Carrick. Photos by Geoff Robson

This scene of this morning's fatal crash on the Bass Highway near Carrick. Photos by Geoff Robson

This scene of this morning's fatal crash on the Bass Highway near Carrick. Photos by Geoff Robson

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.