UPDATE: One dead in Westland crash

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UPDATE 7:25pm: One person has died following a crash on the Otira Highway in the Westland District.

The single-car incident happened shortly before 4pm this afternoon.

One person died at the scene, while a second person, who was also in the car, was airlifted to Grey Base Hospital.

Their injury status is currently unknown at this stage.

The crash occurred on State Highway 73 between Jacksons and Hohonu.

The road has reopened and the Serious Crash Unit investigation continues.

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