Woman dies in NSW Hunter head-on crash

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A 68-year-old female driver has died and her young passenger has been airlifted to hospital following a head-on crash on a NSW highway near Scone.

Other family members of the pair were travelling in another car in convoy when the accident occurred on the New England Highway about 7.30am on Friday, police said.

The woman from Queensland died at the scene while the young girl, aged about five, was transported to John Hunter hospital with serious injuries.

The driver of the second car, a 51-year-old local woman, also sustained serious injuries.

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