Two women have died in two separate crashes just hours apart.
The first crash happened at 11.30pm yesterday after a vehicle crashed at the Napier end of State Highway 5, a police spokeswoman said.
A woman in the car died but none of the other occupants were injured.
Then at 3.30am on SH2 at Raupunga, near Wairoa, another woman died in a crash.
Both crashes involved just one vehicle.
The police serious crash unit is investigating both crashes.