POLICE say ice on the road was a contributing factor in the collision that caused the death of a Derwent Valley woman on Glenora Rd at Plenty yesterday morning.
The vehicles involved were a Holden Commodore sedan and an unladen milk tanker. The driver of the tanker was uninjured but the Gretna woman driving the car was unable to be revived despite the best efforts of the emergency services including local volunteers.
"Preliminary investigation and examination of the scene indicates that ice on the road was a contributing factor," police said in a statement.
The Mercury has more including a video of the police press conference at the scene yesterday morning. The incident occurred around 8.30am and the road for investigations until about 4pm.
Condolences to the family and friends of all involved.