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One dead after three-car crash in Otago

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 22/11/2016

One person is dead after a three-car crash on State Highway 1 near the Moeraki Boulders in Otago.

Police, who were alerted at 3.35pm on Tuesday, say the person died at the scene of the accident in Waitaki District.

Another person was airlifted to Dunedin Hospital and two others were transported to Oamaru Hospital, none with injuries deemed life threatening.

The road is down to one lane until further notice while police complete a scene examination.

The crash happened on a part of SH1 known as Hampden-Palmerston Road and near the turn-off to the Moeraki Boulders, a tourist attraction on Koekohe Beach.

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