Two people have died in a crash between a truck and a car on the outskirts of Christchurch.
The crash happened just after 10am this morning on Main South Road in Burnham.
The truck driver has been taken to hospital with moderate injuries.
SH 1 ROLLESTON/BURNHAM - ROAD CLOSED - 11:30 AM - UPDATE— NZTA Canterbury/WC (@NZTACWC) December 11, 2018
The serious crash that has closed SH 1, south of Rolleston & near Burnham, near Dunns Crossing Rd.
Is likely to remain in place into this afternoon.^SM https://t.co/t7x4Ed7JP7
Main South Road is closed between Dunns Crossing and Burnham roads, and diversions are in place.
The highway is expected to remain closed until mid-afternoon.
The road is the main state highway south, and there are now serious delays in the area.
Motorists are being asked to avoid the area.