A 19-year-old has died after the car he was in, which was
carrying four others, crashed south of Dunedin early today.
The single-car crash happened on Riverside Road in the Taieri
area, about 3am, Inspector Jason Guthrie said.
The five occupants were all aged in their late teens and
The four others in the vehicle escaped without significant
injury, Mr Guthrie said.
An investigation was underway into the cause of the crash and
police were exploring whether alcohol or speed were factors.
Road closures were in place at the intersection of Bush Road
and Riccarton Road and the intersection of Riccarton Road and
School Road with the closures likely to remain throughout the