The family of an Arrowtown teenager who died in a car accident near Millbrook Resort on Saturday night has paid tribute to her today.
Allanah Megan Walker, 17, died, and two others were injured, in the two-car crash in Malaghans Rd shortly before 9.20pm on Saturday.
A death notice in the ODT said Walker was the "awesome and amazing daughter of Sarah and the late Brendon (Frog), loved crazy big sister of Ethan", and granddaughter of Rosemary and Wayne Hill, of Queenstown.
A service will be held for Walker in Queenstown on Thursday.
Police named Walker as the victim of the crash in a media statement about noon today and extended their sympathies to her family and friends
The statement said a man in his 20s remained in hospital with serious injuries, and inquiries into the crash are ongoing.
Double tragedy for Walker family
Tragedy also struck Walker's family eight years ago, when her father Brendon (39), also known as Frog, was killed on a farm near Kaikoura when electrocuted by a fallen power line while checking on stock.
Her mother, Sarah, was knocked unconscious and burned when she went to help.
Other media reported at the time that Walker, then 9, did an ''amazing'' job after she and younger brother Ethan ran home to raise the alarm.
The children rang their grandmother in Queenstown, who called emergency services.
When a St John emergency operator rang the house, Walker answered questions about what had happened.
The operator later told the newspaper the children were ''amazing in very distressing circumstances''.