One dead after crash in lower Buller Gorge

One person has died after a single-vehicle crash in the Lower Buller Gorge last night.

According to police, emergency services were called around 6:15 p.m., but the person died at the scene.

The police received a report of the single-vehicle accident around 6:15 p.m.

“Police are providing support to their whānau at this difficult time and a blessing of the accident scene is being arranged in consultation with relatives.

“The Serious Crash Unit has carried out an investigation of the crash scene and investigations are ongoing to determine the cause of the crash.”

Part of State Highway 6 was closed last night following the accident. It has now reopened.

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