A woman killed in a four-car crash in Taranaki has been named by police.

Waikato woman Christine Szekely, 60, died in the collision on State Highway 45 in Okaiawa about 10.30am yesterday.

The female driver of the car Ms Szekely had been a passenger in was reported to be in a serious but stable condition in Waikato Hospital.

The crash was the second road fatality in Taranaki in as many days.

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Te Kuiti man George Crombie, 60, died when the car he was driving collided with an Intercity bus on SH3 at Awakino about 12.30pm on Monday.

Police said Ms Szekely's death had been referred to the coroner.

The police serious crash unit was continuing to investigate.