Death – Person dead after serious crash between cheese truck and car south of Dunedin

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Motorists have been asked to avoid using the state highway in the area. (File photo).

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Motorists have been asked to avoid using the state highway in the area. (File photo).

A person has died in a crash between a truck carrying cheese, and a car, on State Highway 1, just south of Dunedin.


The crash happened at Waihola, about 30km south of Dunedin, about 9.15am, a police statement said, on State Highway 1, also known as the Taieri Plains Highway, near the intersection with Titri Rd.

Motorists were asked to avoid travelling on the state highway in this area if possible. The road was closed throughout the day – shortly before 8pm police said it had reopened.

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Police said about 3pm that the driver of the car had died at the scene of the crash.

Two ambulances and a helicopter were sent to the crash, a St John spokeswoman said.

One person with minor injuries was taken to Dunedin hospital, she said.

A truck loaded with cheese was involved in the crash, a Fire and Emergency NZ spokesperson said, and its trailer unit had rolled over.

The car involved in the crash had also been flipped, and one person had been trapped inside, the spokesman said.

Three fire crews attended the crash.

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What Is An Obituary

In national newspapers an obituary (obit for short) is a news article that reports the recent death of a prominent person. Although it tends to focus on positive aspects of the subject’s life this is not always the case. According to Nigel Farndale, the Obituaries Editor of The Times: “Obits should be life affirming rather than gloomy, but they should also be opinionated, leaving the reader with a strong sense of whether the subject lived a good life or bad; whether they were right or wrong in the handling of their public affairs.”

In local newspapers, an obituary may be published for any local resident upon death. A necrology is a register or list of records of the deaths of people related to a particular organization, group or field, which may only contain the sparsest details, or small obituaries. Historical necrologies can be important sources of information.