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Two killed, five injured in Twizel crash

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 19/04/2016

Two people have been killed and four others airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after a horror car crash in rural Canterbury.

The two cars collided at the intersection of State Highway 8 and McGaughtries Road in Twizel on Tuesday evening.

Two people died at the scene of the crash while the injured were flown to Dunedin and Christchurch Hospitals.

A fifth person had minor to moderate injuries and was taken by ambulance to Timaru Hospital.

A Serious Crash Investigator has been called in from Dunedin to examine the scene.

The road has been closed and no detours are in place.

Police have advised motorists in the area check the NZTA website for further updates.

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