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.