A female has died after a quad bike incident south of Wakefield, near Nelson.

Emergency services were called shortly after 1pm to the incident on Eighty Eight Valley Rd .

Police say a second female who was involved in the crash was airlifted to Nelson Hospital as a precaution.

Ambulance officers said the 22-year-old had suffered minor injuries.

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The Serious Crash Unit and WorkSafe both attended the scene.