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Deadly Longford smash

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A woman is dead and a truck driver is in hospital after a horror smash at Longford on Tuesday morning.


Police were called to a head-on collision between a red Kia van and the medium-rigid truck on Illawarra Road around 5 am.

The Kia's driver, a 27-year-old Launceston woman, was pronounced dead at the scene.

"The driver of the Fuso, a 63-year-old Evandale man, was transported to the Launceston General Hospital with a leg injury," said First-Class Constable Nigel Housego. 

Ccrash investigators are trying to piece together what led to the collision, which has closed Illawarra Road for hours.

It takes the state's road toll to 2, five fewer than this time last year.