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Two dead in two separate South Island crashes

Author
NZ Herald,
Section
Emergency,
Publish Date
Sunday, 14 April 2019, 11:41a.m.
Two are dead after crashes in Waimate and Otahuti. (Photo / NZ Herald)
Two are dead after crashes in Waimate and Otahuti. (Photo / NZ Herald)

One person has died in a single-vehicle crash in Waimate district early this morning.

The vehicle crashed into a power pole on Waimate Highway, Makikihi, about 4.15am.

The driver was the sole occupant of the vehicle.

Diversions are in place and the Serious Crash Unit has been notified.

It was the second fatal crash in under twelve hours last night, after a motorcyclist was killed after going off the road in Otahuti near Southland.

Meanwhile, one person is in a serious condition after a single-car crash in Oamaru at 5.41am this morning.

St John ambulance staff said one patient was taken to Dunedin Hospital.

 

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