Ravensbourne Rd reopens after fatal crash

One person has been killed and two injured in an early-morning crash in Dunedin.

Emergency services were called about 3.45am today to Ravensbourne Rd on State Highway 88 in Maia following the single-car crash.

Police said one person died at the scene.

Two others were taken to Dunedin Hospital. A St John spokeswoman said they suffered moderate injuries.

Ravensbourne chief fire officer Jason Bryant said one person was out of the vehicle when firefighters arrived.

They were assisted by crews from the Willowbank station, but did not need cutting equipment to get a second person out of the vehicle.

Mr Bryant said they had to get access to the site by foot from the bottom of Jessie St.

The second patient was taken on a stretcher to an ambulance in Jessie St.

"Accessibility down there is pretty limited," he said.

Part of State Highway 88 was closed for most of the morning with diversions in place. PHOTO:...
Part of State Highway 88 was closed for most of the morning with diversions in place. PHOTO: GREGOR RICHARDSON
SH 88 was closed from Parry St East intersection to Port Chalmers until midday.

Police are investigating the circumstances of the crash.




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