There's been a horror head-on crash near Scone, which has claimed the life of a 68 year old woman.
A Hyundai and Mercedes collided on the New england Highway at Parkville at around 7:30am Wednesday morning.
The female drivers of both cars were trapped in the wreckage for some time.
A 68 year old Queensland woman driving the Hyundai suffered critical injuries and died a short time later.
A 4 year old girl who was a passenger in the car suffered serious, but non-life-threatening injuries and has been flown to John Hunter Hospital.
Police say the woman and the girl are believed to be related.
Other family members were travelling in a separate car at the time of the crash.
A 51–year-old woman from Wingen, who was driving the Mercedes also suffered serious injuries, including a broken leg.
She's also been flown to the John Hunter in a stable condition.
Inquiries into the events leading up to the crash are continuing.