Waikato Police at the scene of a fatal crash near Raglan this morning are urging people to drive to the conditions, it may just save your life.
District Road Policing Manager, Inspector Leo Tooman, said emergency services were called to the scene on SH23, 10km north of Raglan, about 8.40am.
"The crash is still under investigation by the Serious Crash Unit but initial indications are that the driver of an eastbound Ford station-wagon has lost control while rounding a slight right hand bend and hit a westbound Mitsubishi car, seriously injuring the two occupants.
"The 29-year-old woman driving the Ford died at the scene of her injuries while the two seriously injured people in the other car had to be cut out by fire-fighters and they were taken to Waikato Hospital by ambulance."
Mr Tooman said road conditions were wet at the time of the crash and he asked people driving in adverse weather to adjust their speed.
"The other thing drivers should do is not use the centre line as a guide but use the fog lines instead, what we're seeing is too many people dying or being seriously injured when cars cross the centre line.
"It's only a thin lick of paint separating cars travelling towards each other at speeds up to 100km/h, there's not a lot of room for mistake and with the current weather conditions there's even less so our message is to slow down and keep left.