28 Dec 2020

Man dies after two-car crash near Lumsden, Southland

7:33 pm on 28 December 2020

A second person has died following a two-vehicle crash near Lumsden in Southland.

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The road is expected to remain closed for some time while the Serious Crash Unit investigates. Photo: RNZ / Tim Brown

The crash occured at the Oreti River Bridge on the Riverton Wallacetown Highway about 1.30pm

A man died at the scene and a woman was transported to Dunedin Hospital in a critical condition, but died a short time later.

The road remains closed between Cumnock Street and Taramoa Road.

People are asked to follow diversions.

The death brings the road toll for the holiday season to six.