The highway remains closed at Carrick after a two-vehicle crash, which has now been confirmed as a fatal.
It was not yet known how many people had died, but police remained at the scene on the Bass Highway between Oaks Road and Illawarra Road just before 9am Wednesday.
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The section of road will be closed to all traffic whilst emergency services attend the scene and until further notice drivers will be diverted through Carrick in the area.
Motorists are requested to use Meander Valley Road to travel between Hagley and Launceston.
It's anticipated the section of the highway will be closed for a considerable amount of time to motorists.
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