Fatal crash closes SH1

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Traffic between Oamaru and Dunedin ground to a halt for more than four hours yesterday afternoon following a fatal accident near Hampden.

A vehicle collision between a car and truck occurred on State Highway One just north of Hampden at about 11.27am.

A police spokesperson said the driver of the car died at the scene but their name would not be released until next of kin had been advised.

PHOTO: RUBY HARFIELD – The closure of State Highway One between Hampden and Waianakarua, due to a fatal accident, caused major traffic delays yesterday afternoon.

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