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Source: South Australia Police

A man has died and a woman has serious injuries following a crash at Gumeracha this afternoon.

At 2.15pm Wednesday 25 November emergency services were called to Kenton Valley Road after reports a car travelling north had left the road and hit a tree sparking fire.

The occupants were pulled from the vehicle before it was destroyed by fire, however the driver, an 81-year-old Modbury man sadly died at the scene. The passenger a 77-year-old Modbury woman was airlifted to the Royal Adelaide Hospital in a stable condition.

Kenton Valley Road remains closed between John Fisher Avenue and Jackson Hill Road. The road is expected to be in place for several hours and motorists are advised to avoid the area.

Major Crash are investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash. The man’s death is the 81st life lost on SA roads compared to 101 at the same time last year.