ONE person is dead after a horrific crash on the Western Ring Road this morning.
A truck and at least five cars were involved in the crash, which occurred 1.5 kilometres east of Sydney Road at Fawkner about 9.15am.
An Ambulance Victoria spokesman said that one of the cars involved had gone under the truck, and that the car's driver was dead.
It was unclear how many vehicles were involved. Paramedics reported there had been one truck and five cars in the collision, but police said there were seven vehicles involved.
The spokesman said that another driver was taken to the Royal Melbourne Hospital with minor injuries.
Details of the drivers' identities were not available.
A police spokesman said that the west-bound lanes of the Ring Road were closed at Edgars Road and would remain so until further notice.
The major collision investigation unit is heading to the scene.