A woman in her 40s has died in an horrific crash in Te Puna in the Bay of Plenty overnight.
Emergency services were called to the scene on Te Puna Station Rd at around 12:30am after two cars collided.
The victim was trapped in the vehicle and later died.
The driver of the other car was taken to hospital as a precaution.
Neither car had any passengers.
The Serious Crash Unit is investigating and police are in the process of notifying the next-of-kin.