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Two people have been injured, one critically, in a two-car crash on State Highway 1 near Temuka this evening.
The crash occurred just after 6pm, police said.
One person sustained critical injuries and another received serious injuries, a St John spokesman said. Both were taken to Timaru Hospital.
Initial reports were that several people had suffered moderate to serious injuries.
The highway is closed between Station Rd and King St. Diversions are in place.