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One dead in truck incident near Queenstown

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 10/04/2017

One person is dead and another has been airlifted to hospital after an incident involved a truck in Closeburn, near Queenstown.

Police, who were alerted just before 4pm on Monday, say there is a scene guard in place at the remote location and Worksafe will be notified.

They say one person died at the scene while a second person, who was also trapped, had critical injuries and was taken to Dunedin hospital by helicopter.

Police are informing next of kin before releasing the identities of those involved.

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