Tragedy on Melbourne highway after woman's kind act

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A woman has died on a Melbourne highway after stopping to help another driver who had a car crash.

In the early hours of Monday morning, a car was travelling east on Heatherton Road in Endeavour Hills, southeast of Melbourne's CBD when the driver crashed into traffic lights.

In a statement, Victoria Police said the driver continued and came to a rest on the Monash Freeway.

Pictured is Heatherton Road in Victoria, near the highway where the crash happened.
A Good Samaritan was killed when she got out of her car on the Monash Freeway to assist another driver after a crash. Source: VicRoads

A good Samaritan stopped her vehicle and went to assist the other driver, but was hit by another car travelling along the freeway.

Police said the woman died at the scene and she is yet to be formally identified.

The driver who hit the woman stopped and helped police with their enquiries.

Investigators are hoping to speak with anyone who witnessed the collision or anyone who has footage of the incident.

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The driver in the initial vehicle was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Vic Roads said the city-bound lanes of the Monash Freeway, Heatherton Road and Stud Road have been closed, and the freeway is expected to remain closed until this evening. Emergency services are at the scene.

People have been advised to allow for plenty of extra time and to take the Princes Highway or Heatherton Road to Stud Road instead of the freeway.

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