18 Feb 2015

Fatal crash in Canterbury

2:35 pm on 18 February 2015

A road crash west of Christchurch has left one person dead and seven injured.

The police say a rented car with seven occupants collided with a four-wheel drive at the intersection of Dawsons Road and Jones Road in Templeton at about 11.20 this morning.

One person was pronounced dead at the scene and both drivers and five passengers from the rented car have been taken to hospital to have their injuries assessed.

The Serious Crash Unit is at the scene.