Emergency services have been called to a crash near Wānaka. (File pic)
A motorist has died after their car crashed on a remote rural road near Wanaka in Cental Otago.
Police were called to a crash involving a single car on State Highway 8A, which runs between Luggate and Tarras at 8.35pm.
A rescue helicopter was scrambled but a police spokeswoman said the driver, the car’s sole occupant, died at the scene.
The crash blocked the northbound lane and traffic management officers will remain at the scene overnight. The serious crash unit is also investigating.