An elderly woman has died after a car crash in Canberra's south on Thursday night, bringing the territory's road toll to three this year.
Emergency services were called to a two-car motor vehicle incident about 8.50pm on Thursday, where a Nissan Pulsar and a Ford Ranger had collided at the intersection of Drakeford Drive and Noorooma Street.
The 78-year-old woman, who later died, was extracted from the Nissan Pulsar she was driving and treated at the scene by ambulance officers, who administered emergency first aid.
The woman was transported to hospital in a critical condition. She was assessed as having suffered a non-survivable head injury and died on Friday night.
The driver of the Ford Ranger was also transported to hospital.
The woman is the third person to die on ACT's roads this year, following the death of two motor cyclists in separate incidents.
Seven people died on ACT Roads in 2020.
Road Policing's major collision team attended the scene and will complete an investigation of the circumstances.
A report will be prepared for the coroner.