The driver died after a truck rollover and fire on the Hume Freeway at Northwood, near Seymour, on Friday morning.

A PERSON has died following a crash in Northwood, near Seymour, on Friday morning.

Police and emergency services were called to a truck fire on the Hume Freeway at about 6.40am.

It is believed a truck travelling northbound on the freeway rolled before becoming engulfed in flames.

The driver, the sole occupant of the truck, died at the scene.

Police are investigating the circumstances of the crash.

All north-bound lanes of the Hume Freeway were closed at Seymour, between Seymour-Toobarac Road and the Goulburn Valley Highway.

Motorists had to detour through the Seymour township to rejoin the Hume Freeway via the Goulburn Valley Highway.

The northbound lanes of the freeway re-opened to traffic on Friday night.

A temporary speed limit of 60km/h will apply until repairs, including resurfacing work, have been completed.

The Department of Transport has asked motorists to be vigilant for crews working in the area.  Anyone who witnessed the incident or has dashcam footage is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.

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