One dead after crash near Poolburn

Police at the scene of the crash this morning. Photo: Jared Morgan
Police at the scene of the crash this morning. Photo: Jared Morgan
One person is dead after a "serious crash" involving a motorcycle near Poolburn in Central Otago.

A Fire and Emergency NZ spokesman said the Omakau Volunteer Fire Brigade was called to Poolburn-Moa Creek Rd at 10.30am.

Police were also called and an officer at the scene confirmed to the Otago Daily Times late this morning there had been a fatality, but had no more details.

In an update this afternoon police said the "serious crash involving a motorcycle" was thought to have occurred overnight and one person was found dead at the scene.

The Serious Crash Unit has carried out an examination, and inquiries were continuing.

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