A woman whose vehicle was hit head-on by another travelling
the wrong way on Auckland's southern motorway on Friday
morning has died.
Karen Yin Yong, 49, of Mount Wellington, died at Auckland
Hospital surrounded by family after her life support was
Ms Young's car was hit by another vehicle travelling the
wrong way on the southern motorway about 12.40am on Friday.
The crash happened after a vehicle entered the Mt Wellington
off-ramp and headed south on the wrong side of the motorway.
The female driver drove for 5km, swerving past a number of
vehicles, before crashing into a northbound vehicle at East
Both drivers were critically injured.
Senior Constable Karl Bevin of the Waitemata Serious Crash
Unit said on Friday that was believed that alcohol was a
factor in the crash.
Today he said: "It's a tough pill for the family to swallow
and this was a needless loss of life".
The crash was still being investigated.