Waterloo Regional Police have released the identity of the 56-year-old driver who died in a car crash on Thursday afternoon at the intersection of Homer Watson Boulevard and New Dundee Road near Conestoga College in Kitchener. 

Investigators say Kathryn Shane of Waterloo was trying to make a left turn at the intersection when her car was struck by a tractor trailer. 

Firefighters had to cut their way through crumpled car to extract the woman. 

She was rushed to Cambridge Memorial Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Police are still investigating and are appealing for witnesses to contact the traffic services department at (519) 650-8500 ext. 8856.