Police have released the name of a woman who died after a crash in Rotorua on Thursday.

She was Aleshia Lois McGrath, 40, a Galatea resident.

The woman died in a two-car crash near the intersection of State Highway 5 and SH30, south of Rotorua, about 6pm.

A man, the driver of the other car, sustained moderate injuries.

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The Serious Crash Unit is investigating.