Police in Northland have released the name of the woman killed yesterday in a head-on crash north of Whangarei.
She was Vanessa Giles, of Auckland.
Ms Giles, who was 66, died as rescuers cut her out of her car at about 1pm, on State Highway 1 near Whakapara.
A woman in her late teens who was driving the oncoming car is in hospital with serious injuries.
The fatality is the fourth this month on Northland roads.