One dead after car crashes down bank on West Coast

One person has died after a serious crash in Kumara this morning.

The single-vehicle crash on the Taramakau Highway (SH6) was reported to police just before 5.20am.

Police say the vehicle has gone down a bank and one person has died.

Another person in the vehicle suffered moderate injuries.

An investigation into the cause of the crash is under way.

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