One dead in Southland campervan crash

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Police have confirmed that one person has died following a collision between a campervan and a car in Otaraia, near Gore.

The emergency services were called to the intersection of Andrews Road and Old Coach Road at around 4:30pm.

In a short statement released earlier this evening, a police spokesperson says: "There are other patients at the scene, and a helicopter has been called to the area.

"There will be some road closures and local diversions in place."

The Serious Crash Unit has been advised and will launch a full investigation into the cause of the incident.

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