After the accident, the Bluff Highway was closed on Sunday morning
One person died after a car was found in a ditch near Invercargill.
On Sunday morning after an accident at the Waimatua Creek Bridge in Woodend, the SH1 section known as Bluff Highway was closed on Saturday night.
Emergency services were called to the scene at approximately 22.25.
Police have asked drivers to avoid the area and have previously thanked “motorists for their patience”.
The road was closed while the severe accident unit checked the scene, but reopened at about 12.40.
Requests are ongoing.