Elderly man dies in submerged car

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An elderly man died after a car he was in left the road and ended upside down in a stream in rural Southland today.

The crash happened about 4.45pm on the Mataura Island-Fortrose Rd, south of Edendale.

Sergeant Sharee Winsloe, of Gore police, told the Southland Times the man was the only occupant in the car which appeared to have clipped a bridge and taken out half of the railing.

No other vehicles were involved.

- NZPA

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