Emergency services are responding to a one-vehicle crash on Evans Street in Timaru.
Police were called to the scene of the serious clash around 7:45 p.m.
A detour has been set up along Beverly Road and Trafalgar Street, the scene has been cleared, and police say motorists should avoid the area if possible.
State Highway 1 is currently closed between Trafalgar St and Beverley Rd.
Continue to follow the instructions of on-site emergency services.
The road will remain closed while the SCU is present and an investigation is taking place.
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The crash is the latest in a series of serious traffic accidents across the country that have closed Route 63 in the Wairau Valley west of Blenheim. fatal crash early tonight Several people were injured in clashes in Rotorua, Waikato and Canterbury in the last 2 days.
We are investigating the background of the Timaru crash.
https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/481647/diversions-in-place-after-serious-crash-in-timaru Diversion after serious crash in Timaru