UPDATE 10.45AM Monday:
Police say "human error" caused Sunday afternoon's fatal crash at Dadswells Bridge.
Acting Sergeant Heath Martin of Horsham Highway Patrol said police investigations suggested the driver turned right out of the car park at the Giant Koala tourist attraction and "failed to give way" to a truck travelling west towards Horsham.
"Police have spoken to the truck driver, and there is no reason to believe he was travelling more than 80 (the speed limit through the area) at the time," Acting Sergeant Martin said.
"Visibility is good there and we don't think road conditions played a role in the crash."
Acting Sergeant Martin said the driver that died in the incident, previously reported as being a woman in her 30s, was an American citizen.
The Department of Transport has confirmed drivers along the Western Highway travelling through Dadswells Bridge are experiencing heavy delays, but the road has not been closed off.
A spokesman was unable to confirm how long drivers would likely be held up.
A fatal collision has occurred in Dadswells Bridge Sunday afternoon.
Police investigators have been told a car was leaving a carpark of the tourist spot known as the Giant Koala on the Western Highway about 3.20pm when it was involved in a crash with a truck.
Emergency services arrived a short time later but the driver of the car, believed to be a woman in her 30s, died at the scene.
The driver of the truck who was uninjured, stopped and has spoken with police.
The investigation into the crash is ongoing.
Anyone who witnessed the crash or with further information or dash cam footage is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au
A RESCUE operation is underway at Dadswells Bridge after an incident occurred about 3.26pm Sunday afternoon.
The details of the incident are still emerging but it is understood to be taking place at the site of the Giant Koala.
- More to come.
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