One person is dead and a man is in a serious condition following a crash between a car and a truck in South Canterbury.
Both men were in the car, which collided with a truck shortly after 12pm at the intersection of State Highway 80 and SH 8 near Twizel.
A man was transported to Timaru Hospital by rescue helicopter. A hospital spokeswoman said he was in a serious condition.
Fire crews from Twizel and Omarama removed two people from the car.
The crash comes at the end of a dark week on South Island roads, in which six people have been killed in five separate accidents since Monday.