One dead in Hanmer Springs crash overnight

One dead in Hanmer Springs crash overnight

Canterbury

One person is dead and another has sustained serious injuries in an overnight crash in Hanmer Springs.

The single-vehicle crash occurred at around 12.40am on Jollies Pass Road, when the car collided with a tree.

The driver died at the scene and the passenger was transported to hospital by helicopter.

The Serious Crash Unit is investigating the cause of the crash.

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Issued by Police Media Centre.