Tasmanian News

Launceston woman dies, following fatal collision

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Its been a busy day for Tasmania's police and emergency crews today. 

A Launceston driver has tragically died after careening onto the wrong side of the road and smashing into an oncoming bus at Norwood.

The 55-year-old woman was driving along Penquite Road in Launceston when she drove into the path of a bus at about 9.30 this morning.

Tasmania police suspect that she suffered a medical episode. 

The bus driver and his only passenger were treated at the scene for shock but escaped unharmed. 

A report is being prepared for the coroner. 

Meanwhile, there was another fatality from a two car crash that occured on Evandale road at Western Junction this afternoon. 

A 92 year old man was killed.