Fatal car crash in Otago

Tuesday 25 Jun 2013 9:35 p.m.



One person has died and another has been seriously injured in a two-car crash in Otago.

Emergency services were called to the scene, on State Highway 1 between Balclutha and Milton, about 5.30pm on Tuesday, a police southern communications spokesman told NZ Newswire.

One person died at the scene and another person has been airlifted to Dunedin Hospital in a serious condition, a St John Ambulance spokesman said.

The road is closed and a detour is in place.

Police said the road is likely to be closed until mid-Wednesday morning.


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