Woman dead, three injured after car and truck collide

LAUREN HAYES
Last updated 05:00 18/03/2014
Fatal car accident
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Emergency services at the scene of a fatal car accident near Invercargill.

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LATEST: Southland police today confirmed the occupants of a car involved in a fatal crash were tourists.

The woman killed has yet to be named and next of kin are still being contacted.

The woman was killed and three people injured in a collision between a car and a truck southeast of Invercargill.

Emergency services were called to the crash near Tisbury, beside the intersection of Boundary and Motu Rimu roads, just before 1pm yesterday.

Senior Sergeant Steve Aitken, of Dunedin, said one person in the car was killed in the crash.

Three people were taken to Southland Hospital, one with head injuries and two with minor injuries, he said.

The deceased was a 27-year-old woman who was a passenger in the car.

Two female passengers were discharged from hospital, and a male, who police believe was driving, remained at Southland Hospital last night.

Boundary Rd remained closed for several hours yesterday afternoon, with traffic diverted along a gravel side road as emergency services worked at the scene.

The woman's body was removed from the car yesterday afternoon and the vehicles were expected to be moved away from the site during the evening.

Further details are expected to be released today, as next of kin were still to be notified last night.

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