Man dies after medical event on roadside in North Otago

A man has died after collapsing near Lake Aviemore in North Otago.
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A man has died after collapsing near Lake Aviemore in North Otago.

A man has died on a North Otago highway after an apparent medical event.

The 65-year-old crashed his car off State Highway 83 on Otematata-Kurow Rd shortly before 4pm on Thursday.

"It was a minor car accident, after which time the person has gotten out of the car and collapsed," a police spokeswoman said.

"Police believe it was a likely medical event."

The man would be named once next of kin were notified, she said.

Fire Service southern communications shift manager Andrew Norris said staff attempted CPR when they arrived, but were unsuccessful.

A St John ambulance was also sent to the scene, but the man had already died.

The road between Kurow to Omarama was down to one lane until 7pm.

The death has been referred to the coroner.

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