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Police report two people have died after a serious crash just south of Waihola in Otago, Saturday morning.
The crash occurred on State Highway 1 involving two cars at around 9.15am.
Three more people were injured — two both sustaining serious injuries and one with moderate injuries.
Five emergency units and three ambulances were in attendance at the crash.
Image: CC/ File
It is understood three rescue helicopters were sent to the scene and flew two critically injured to Dunedin Hospital.
A third was transported to hospital in an ambulance.
SH1 Waihola remains CLOSED. For northbound and southbound traffic use Berwick Rd as the detour route. Please note this detour is not suitable for heavy vehicles. Take extra care and expect DELAYS. ^DL pic.twitter.com/iebf9uqGQD
— Waka Kotahi NZTA Otago & Southland (@WakaKotahiOS) October 22, 2021
The road remained closed for several hours, and diversions had been put in place to divert traffic.
Northbound traffic was diverted along Phosphate Road, and southbound traffic had been diverted through Taieri Mouth.
Motorists were initially asked to avoid the area or expect significant delays. The road reopened at around 3.10pm.
The Serious Crash Unit was notified.
*Pinpoint of the crash.
Image: SUPPLIED/Google Maps
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