A single-car crash killed one person in Edendale, Southland on Saturday night.
The fatal accident happened near the intersection of Homestead Rd and Hilda Rd just before 9pm.
A second person in the car was seriously injured, and was transported to hospital.
The serious crash unit is investigating.
2018's road toll is at 130, ahead of 2017 at the same point in time. Almost 400 people have died in road accidents in the past 12 months, according to NZTA.