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Police have released the name of the 80-year-old woman who died following a two-vehicle crash near Timaru yesterday.
Ann Margaret Jones, from Geraldine, was critically injured in the crash, which occurred near the intersection of State Highway 1 and Arowhenua Station Rd around 2.30pm.
She and her male passenger were taken to Timaru Hospital, where she later died.
It appeared their car had been parked to the side of the northbound lane of the highway, from where it pulled on to the road, colliding with a northbound van, Fairfax reported
The van driver was not injured.
The serious crash unit was investigating.