One person remains in Tauranga Hospital today with serious injuries following yesterday's fatal crash near Whakamarama.

An elderly woman was killed in the head-on collision, which happened near the intersection of State Highway 2 and Te Puna Quarry Rd about 3pm on Sunday.

Police have released a statement calling for anyone who witnessed the crash or saw the vehicles before the crash to come forward.

The vehicles were a white Toyota and a dark-coloured Mazda ute.

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If you saw anything, contact Tauranga Police on 07 577 4300.

Emergency services at the crash scene. Photo/George Novak
Emergency services at the crash scene. Photo/George Novak