Two injured in Cromwell Gorge crash

CRASH SCENE: Traffic backed up after a crash in Cromwell Gorge. Police say two people were injured.
CRASH SCENE: Traffic backed up after a crash in Cromwell Gorge. Police say two people were injured.

Two people have been seriously injured in a car crash in Cromwell Gorge, police say.

The crash happened on State Highway 8 between Cromwell and Alexandra about 4.50pm.

The injured, both males and thought to be overseas tourists, were to be transported by helicopter to hospital.

Police said there was no indication at this stage as to what caused the crash.

The Southland Times