7 Jan 2017

One dead in Canterbury bridge crash

4:46 pm on 7 January 2017

A man's body has been found inside a van that sank after it crashed into a bridge at Rangitata Terrace Road.

Police said a green van was travelling south on Arundel Rakaia Road around 8am when it crashed into the bridge.

The van entered nearby water and became fully submerged. Police found a man's body inside.

The Serious Crash Unit is investigating.