Dunedin motor accident claims two lives

updated By Te Ao - Māori News

Two people have died as a result of a crash in Dunedin this morning.

Around 3:30am, emergency services were called to King Edward Street, Kensington where a car caught fire after colliding with a truck.

An earlier release by police stated two occupants of the car died at the scene, this was incorrect.

The two people that died were the driver and a passenger of the car.

A second passenger of the car and the driver of the truck were both transported to Dunedin Hospital where they remain.

Due to the condition of the victims' bodies, specialist staff are helping to identify them.

As such formal identification of the victims may take some time.

The Serious Crash Unit was notified and the circumstances of the crash are being investigated.