A woman has died after the car she was driving ran off the road and struck a tree on the Calder Freeway earlier this morning.
The car was being driven towards Bendigo when it left the roadway and struck a tree near the Gap Road exit ramp just before 6.30am.
Emergency services worked to get the trapped driver, a 34-year-old Sunbury woman, out of the vehicle enabling paramedics to treat her but she died at the scene.
Traffic diversions are still in place for vehicles travelling north.
Police will prepare a report for the coroner.
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