You are not permitted to download, save or email this image. Visit image gallery to purchase the image.
The crash occurred between the Crown Range summit and Cardrona village about 2.40pm.
A Wanaka police officer said he believed the car was travelling too fast when it hit grit laid in anticipation of ice and spun out.
A police spokeswoman said the car ended up on its side, blocking the northbound lane for a time.
Firefighters from Wanaka and Arrowtown were sent to the scene, but were turned around before they arrived, a Fire and Emergency NZ spokesman said.