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.

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Both crashes involved just one vehicle.

The police serious crash unit is investigating both crashes.