A truck driver has died after his truck and trailer unit rolled at Beaumont, in the Clutha District.
Emergency services were called to Rongahere Road, about 3km south of Beaumont, at 6:22am.
The driver of the truck was trapped in the cab, and was unfortunately pronounced dead at the scene.
A section of Rongahere Road is closed while a heavy crane has been brought in to remove the truck. Local diversions are in place.
Police's Commercial Vehicle Safety Team and the Serious Crash Unit have been advised.
Issued by the Police Media Centre