One person has died after a car hit a power pole in Southland.
The crash, involving just the single vehicle, happened on State Highway 96 - Winton Wreys Bush Highway - about 14km north of Winton, Southland.
Emergency services were called at 12.45am on Thursday morning after a car had gone off the road and hit a power pole.
Police said one person died at the scene.
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Roads there remain closed and diversions are in place. Motorists are advised to avoid the area.
The cause of the crash is under investigation.