NZ police are responding to fatal crash at Awarua Plains, Southland

Police are investigating a crash which occurred on Tiwai Road, around midnight last night.

It is understood that this was a single vehicle car crash.

The driver of the vehicle died at the scene.

The passenger was taken to hospital in a critical condition, but is now in a moderate, stable condition.

An investigation is underway into the cause of the crash.

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