Two killed in crash on Te Anau-Milford Sound road
Two women have died after a crash near Cascade Creek on the Te Anau Milford Highway, in Fiordland, on Friday.
In a statement, police said serious crash investigators and emergency services were at the scene of a serious crash.
One woman from the vehicle died as a result of the crash.
A second woman from the vehicle sustained serious injuries and was being transported to hospital by helicopter. Police later confirmed she had died too.
The highway was blocked in both directions for a time and there were no detours available.
It was hoped that the road would be open late on Friday evening but motorists should expect continued delays until the crash scene had been cleared.
A serious crash investigation had been commenced into the cause of the crash.
No other details were available at this stage.