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.