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Woman dies in car crash into river

Saturday 13 Jul 2013 1:21p.m.

Woman dies, child critical in crash

A woman has died and a child is in a critical condition in hospital after a car plunged into a creek in Nelson.

The woman died at the scene after the car crossed Queen Elizabeth II Dr near Port Nelson and crashed into Saltwater Creek about midday today.

A man and a young child escaped from the submerged vehicle and were taken to Nelson Hospital.

The child is in a critical condition, a hospital spokeswoman said.

The man was being assessed in the emergency department and his condition was stable, she said.

Police say the tide was in when the car crashed.


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