A woman involved in yesterday's fatal crash near Whakamara has today been discharged from Tauranga Hospital.

The woman had been travelling in a car along State Highway 2 when it collided in a three vehicle smash at midday.

The 11-year-old boy the woman had been travelling with remains in a stable condition in hospital, a hospital spokesman said.

A 72-year-old woman involved in the crash also remains in a stable condition in hospital.

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A 78-year-old Tauranga man died at the scene.