A teenager who suffered serious head injury after a car rolled on a South Island road yesterday morning has died of his injuries.

The 17-year-old man from the Mataura area was injured on River Rd, between Gore and Mataura shortly after midnight yesterday.

The Toyota Surf he was driving reportedly lost control, flipped and left him trapped inside the vehicle.

He was rushed to hospital with a serious head injury. Four other passengers escaped with minor injuries.

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The teen died as a result of his injuries, police said this afternoon.

No further details would be released today, police said