26 Dec 2012

Highway closed after fatal crash

10:44 am on 26 December 2012

Police in Invercargill say a man is dead and a rural highway is closed after a fatal car crash.

A Honda saloon was discovered in a paddock on the Lorneville-Dacre Highway, just north of Invercargill at about 6.30am on Wednesday.

Police say passers-by took the man from the car and performed CPR, but he died at the scene.

His name will be released later in the day.

The highway between Invercargill - Dacre is closed, but an alternative route is in place.