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Source: New Zealand Police

A man has died after a single-vehicle crash in Waitaki, Otago yesterday evening.

A single vehicle collided with a power pole on Duntroon-Georgetown Road, near the intersection with Taylors Road, just after 8pm last night.

Police can name the deceased, the sole occupant of the car, as 48-year-old Richard Paul Emery, of Kokoamo.

Following the crash, there was damage to the power pole and the road was closed for a time. Contractors returned to the scene this morning to remove the vehicle. The road is now open.

The Serious Crash Unit attended, and the circumstances of the crash will be investigated.

ENDS

MIL OSI