30 Nov 2013

Fatal collision with truck near Lake Pukaki

11:09 pm on 30 November 2013

One person has been killed in a crash near Lake Pukaki in the South Island at about midday on Saturday.

Police say the car turned off the Aoraki/ Mt Cook road and crashed into a freight truck on State Highway 80, a popular tourist route.

Fire crews removed two people from the car.

A rescue helicopter was sent from Christchurch and one person was taken to Christchurch Hospital.