Two people have died following a serious crash in Rakahouka, Southland on Friday afternoon.
One person is also in a critical condition and another has serious injuries.
Emergency services were called to the crash on State Highway 98 just before 1:10pm.
The eastbound lane of Lorne-Dacre Rd remains closed and diversions are in place.
Motorists should expect delays while the Serious Crash Unit investigate.