UPDATE: Man dies in Southland crash

A man has died following a crash on the Riverton-Wallacetown Highway (State Highway 99) this morning.

The single vehicle crash was reported to police at 5.45am.

The man was the sole occupant of the vehicle.

The Serious Crash Unit will investigate the cause of the crash.

A detour is in place at Waimatuku Bush Road.

Diversions remain in place while they conduct an examination of the crash site.

Police are in the process of notifying next of kin and no further information is available at this stage.

Due to a serious crash SH99 (Riverton-Wallacetown Hwy) is closed about 5km west of Wallacetown. Follow the direction of emergency services.

— NZTA Otago/Southland (@NZTAOS) May 2, 2017

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