Melbourne policewoman killed on way to work in truck-bike crash

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A Melbourne police officer was killed on her way to work, after a truck allegedly ran a red light and ploughed into her motorbike.

The truck driver allegedly failed to stop at at the intersection of Boronia Rd and the EastLink on-ramp in Wantirna just before 9am Thursday.

Police claim the officer was on her stationary motorbike at the time.

Police said the woman died after a truck driver allegedly failed to give way and crashed into her motorbike. Photo: 7 News

Victoria Police said the woman, aged in her 40s, was trapped under the truck and died at the scene, despite efforts by emergency services to save her life.

The truck driver, believed to be a man in his 30s, is assisting police with their inquiries.

The truck driver is assisting police with their investigation. Photo: 7 News

All west bound traffic on Boronia Rd was diverted from Wantirna Rd and Mountain Highway, but reopened at 3.30pm Thursday.