One person critical after crash south of Timaru

One person has been taken to Christchurch Hospital in a critical condition after a crash on State Highway 1 (SH1) near Pareora. 

The crash occurred at about 3.30pm and caused southbound traffic to detour. 

A rescue helicopter was deployed to transport the patient to Christchurch hospital. 

The crash occurred between King St and Half Chain Rd on SH1 and involved two vehicles. 

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