25 Nov 2015

Woman killed in Whangarei crash named

9:10 pm on 25 November 2015

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.