Woman dies in milk tanker collision

A WOMAN was killed early today when the car she was driving and a milk tanker collided.

The incident happened just after midnight on the Murray Valley Highway west of Rutherglen.

The 24-year-old Melbourne woman driving the car, a 1996 Toyota station wagon, was killed instantly.

Sgt Burdett said the highway was closed for several hours while emergency services cleared the scene.

“Police are calling for any witnesses of course,” he said.

“Given this accident, we’d really like people to take care on the roads.”