Police can now release the name of the driver who died following a crash on SH 1, Lichfield, north of Tokoroa on Saturday.
"She was Carol McKenzie, aged 43, of Putaruru," says a Police spokesperson.
Emergency services were alerted to the two vehicle crash near Ngutuwera Stream Bridge at around 2pm on Saturday.
One person died at the scene and a second person was taken to hospital with serious injuries.
"Police would like to extend their sympathies to their family and friends."
Enquiries into the cause of the crash are ongoing.