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Woman dies in car crash into river

Saturday 13 Jul 2013 1:22 p.m.

The car crossed Queen Elizabeth II Dr near Port Nelson and crashed into Saltwater Creek (file)

The car crossed Queen Elizabeth II Dr near Port Nelson and crashed into Saltwater Creek (file)

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.

NZN

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