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Crash closes southern highway

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 3/12/2016 Daniel Gilhooly

<span style="font-size:13px;">A serious crash has closed a short section of SH1 near Gore with the person flown to hospital in a critical condition.</span> © SNPA A serious crash has closed a short section of SH1 near Gore with the person flown to hospital in a critical condition. A section of State Highway 1 between Balclutha and Gore, in Southland, has been closed following a serious crash.

One person was flown to hospital in a critical condition after they crashed their ute east of Clinton about 5am on Sunday. No was else was involved.

The state highway was closed and a local diversion was in place, police said.

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