35-year-old woman dies in John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle after New England Highway crash at Glencoe

Double mission: The Westpac Rescue Helicopters from Tamworth and Newcastle collected the patients at Armidale Airport. Photo: Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service
Double mission: The Westpac Rescue Helicopters from Tamworth and Newcastle collected the patients at Armidale Airport. Photo: Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service

Police have confirmed a woman involved in a two car crash south of Glen Innes has died.

The 35-year-old woman from Glen Innes was the driver of Holden Vectra in the crash on October 2, on the New England Highway at Glencoe, near the Ben Lomond Range.

She was treated by paramedics at the scene before being airlifted to John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle in a critical condition with head injuries.

She succumbed to her injuries on the weekend.

Her passenger, a 12-year-old girl, was also treated at the scene for a broken collar bone, before being taken to Armidale hospital.

The driver of the Mazda CX9, a 39-year-old man and his passenger, a 43-year-old woman, were assessed by paramedics for non-life threatening injuries. 

Four boys, aged six, 10, 13, 15, were treated at the scene before being taken to Armidale hospital for a range of minor injuries, with the 13-year-old boy suffering a fractured pelvis.

The woman was also flown to Newcastle along with one of the boys for specialist treatment.

New England police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash and will prepare a report for the coroner.