Driver dies in Alma crash

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ACCIDENT: One person is dead and another seriously injured following a crash on State Highway 1 at Alma, south of Oamaru, yesterday afternoon.

Emergency services were called to the scene, outside the Alma Caltex station, at about 3.30pm after a truck collided with a car.

A passenger from the car was transported to Dunedin Hospital with serious injuries by the Otago regional rescue helicopter, while a third person, a child, is in the care of emergency services.

Those injured in the crash had to be cut from the vehicle by firefighters.

The truck driver was shaken but uninjured.

The driver of the car died.

Both lanes of State Highway One were closed and detours in place.

PHOTO: DANIEL BIRCHFIELD