An 82-year-old man died following a head-on crash on State
Highway 1 near Kuriwao, east of Clinton, yesterday afternoon.
Senior Sergeant Richard Whitmore, of Balclutha, said the man
was a front-seat passenger in a sedan which collided with an
SUV about 1.20pm.
He died at the scene.
The woman driver of the sedan was taken to Dunedin Hospital.
Her injuries were not known yesterday.
Three of the four people in the SUV received moderate to
Two were taken to Dunedin Hospital by helicopter and the
other was taken to Clutha Health First Hospital in Balclutha.
The driver of the SUV was uninjured. Police, including a
serious crash investigator, and the Balclutha and Clinton
Volunteer Fire Brigades attended.
The highway was blocked until 7.30pm.
Balclutha police would like to speak to the driver of a heavy
truck, with a red rear compartment and silver striping, which
was seen in the vicinity at the time of the crash.