A 61-year-old Israeli woman died in a car crash in New Zealand Saturday, according to a report by the New Zealand Herald.
The woman’s car reportedly crashed into a tree in the town of Te Anau, in New Zealand’s South Island, home to the country’s second-largest lake. The vehicle had been heading south from Homer tunnel on the Te Anau-Milford Sound Highway, the Herald reported.
The high-elevation road, known as Highway 94, is one of the most scenic roads in New Zealand — but also one of the most dangerous, with a high rate of accidents.
Apparently, the Israeli woman was sitting in a back seat of the vehicle, a rental car, when it strayed from the road and collided with the tree. Two others were hurt in the accident — the driver and another passenger, who were reportedly evacuated to Invercargill Hospital.
According to the report, the accident was not caused by weather conditions, which were said to have been favorable.