Police Update: 1pm Sunday 14th October.
SH6 at Devils Staircase reopened following crash
State Highway 6 just north of Devils Staircase, near Queenstown, has reopened in both directions following a fatal crash earlier today.
There were 14 passengers and the driver on board the bus at the time of the crash.
The Serious Crash Unit and Commercial Vehicle Safety Team are investigating the crash.
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Police are responding to a fatal crash between a bus and a car on State Highway 6, near Devils Staircase, south of Queenstown.
Emergency services were alerted to the crash at 7:45am.
One person in the car has died in the crash.
No one else has been injured.
Police understand around 14 people were on the bus.
The Serious Crash Unit will be investigating and the road will be closed for some time.
There are no diversions available so motorists are asked to avoid the area.