Witnesses to fatal Southland crash sought

Police are seeking witnesses after one person died and eight others were injured when their van rolled near Winton in Southland early today.

Emergency services were alerted after the van rolled near Gap Road West on the Winton Lorneville Highway (State Highway 6) around 4.45am.

One person died at the scene and the remaining eight passengers received moderate to serious injuries.

Police said this afternoon they were investigating and wanted to speak to anyone who had witnessed the accident or had any information.

The road was closed for several hours but has since reopened. 

The Serious Crash Unit has been notified.

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