A 67-year-old woman driving with her 11-year-old granddaughter as a passenger has died after a two-car crash on the Midland Highway at Melton Mowbray.
It comes after another crash occurred in almost the identical location just two weeks ago.
The latest crash occurred about 11am on Friday, near the Highland Lakes Road junction.
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A Bridgewater woman was driving south in a Toyota Corolla sedan when a northbound Mazda BT-50 was unable to avoid colliding with the front of her vehicle as she turned from Highland Lakes Road onto the Midland Highway.
Police say the woman was trapped in her vehicle "for some time" and was eventually pulled from the car but died at the scene.
The Westpac Rescue Helicopter arrived at the scene about 1.30pm.
The deceased woman's granddaughter was taken to hospital but didn't sustain any serious injuries.
The driver of the Mazda was a 42-year-old man, of Moonah. A passenger in his vehicle, a 6-year-old girl, was airlifted to hospital and remains there. According to police, a female passenger and two other children were also in the vehicle but were treated at hospital and were judged not to have suffered significant injuries.
The man, who also did not suffer significant injuries, underwent mandatory drug and alcohol testing at the hospital.
The fatal crash meant police had to divert traffic at the intersection for about five hours, as crash investigators and forensic workers examined the scene.
A statement from Tasmania Police extended condolences to the family and friends of the deceased woman.
"The circumstances surrounding the crash, including the intersection itself, will be investigated by police and a report will be prepared for the coroner," the statement read.
Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the crash to contact Southern Crash Investigation Services. Alternatively, information can be submitted anonymously via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or at crimestopperstas.com.au.