Police have named the young Northland woman killed by an alleged drunk driver in Moerewa, Northland, as Nga Roimata Beattie-Rihari.
The 18-year-old was sitting in a parked car when it was hit at around 8pm on Sunday.
Kawakawa fire chief Wayne Martin said she was outside a party talking to party goers when the driver of another car allegedly crashed into her before crashing into a house.
She died at the scene.
A 43-year-old man has been charged with driving with excess breath alcohol third or subsequent and could face more serious charges.
A blessing was held at the site following the incident.