Shortly before 4:00 p.m. yesterday, a collision occurred on Highway 12 in the community of Aldersville.
A release from the Nova Scotia RCMP says a Chrysler sedan was attempting to pass other vehicles and struck an oncoming Volkswagen.
The Volkswagen was occupied by two people. A 71-year-old woman from Kentville in the passenger seat died at the scene, and the driver was transported to hospital via LifeFlight with serious injuries.
The driver of the Chrysler, was alone in the vehicle and was taken to hospital with injuries.
An RCMP Collision Reconstruction analyst was called to the scene, and the highway was closed for several hours, re-opening at 11:00 p.m. last night.
Police say the investigation is ongoing, and that their thoughts are with the family of the deceased at this time.