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One dead after Southland creek crash

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 15/08/2016

A person is dead after their car crashed into a creek at Balfour in northern Southland.

Police were called to the car which was discovered submerged and upside down in the creek on Monday morning.

The person, whose age and sex couldn't yet be confirmed, was dead, a police spokeswoman said.

Part of State Highway 94 was closed while police investigate. A local detour was available.

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