A woman critically injured in a crash south of Hastings last week has died in hospital of her injuries.

Police say they were called to the two-car crash at the intersection of State Highway 50 and Maraekakaho Rd around 1.35pm on December 30, 2023.

The woman died in hospital on January 4.

“Our thoughts are with her family and loved ones,” police said this evening.

Inquiries into the circumstances of the crash are ongoing.

The holiday road toll now stands at 20.