Two people have died this morning after a crash at the intersection of Yaldhurst and Russley Roads in Christchurch City.
Emergency services were called around 12:20am after a truck and car collided.
Two people died at the scene and another three people have been seriously injured.
The Serious Crash Unit is in attendance.
The road has been closed overnight but is expected to re-open before 6am today.
Issued by Police Media Team