The names of three of the people killed in crashes over the last few days have been released.

Two German nationals were killed in a crash on State Highway 47 near Whakapapa on Saturday morning.

They were 31-year-old Rebekka Maria Isenmann and 35-year-old Simon Daniel Schweizer.

The woman who died in a car crash yesterday was 56-year-old Lynda Anne Bailey from Auckland.

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The crash happened about 4.45pm yesterday on State Highway 5 near Tapapa in the Waikato.

The Serious Crash Unit is investigating the cause of both crashes.