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One person was taken to hospital in a critical condition following a crash near Clinton early this morning.
A Fire and Emergency New Zealand spokesman said a vehicle crashed into a culvert on State Highway 1 between Clinton and Gore, at 2.26am.
No-one was trapped, he said.
A police spokeswoman said they were also called to the crash and remained at the scene until 10.55am. The serious crash unit also attended.
St John said in a media alert one person was taken to Dunedin Hospital in a critical condition.