Rotorua woman dies in car crash

The woman who died in a car crash south of Whangarei on Monday was Rotorua's Saphron Jane Greenfield.

Northland police said she was killed when a logging truck trying to avoid another vehicle rolled and crushed the car Miss Greenfield, 26, was a passenger in.

Highway patrol Senior Sergeant Chris Goodall said it appeared the truck and trailer rolled and collided with a northbound car, crushing the vehicle.

The truck driver managed to free himself from the cab and ran to a house less than 50 metres away to raise the alarm.

The driver of the crushed car was trapped but cut free by firefighters. He was also taken to hospital as a precaution. However Miss Greenfield died at the scene.

- Rotorua Daily Post

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