Police can confirm two people have died following a crash in Hornby, Christchurch.
Police were alerted to the car v ute crash on Halswell Junction Road near the intersection of Shands Road at around 7:40pm last night.
Of the four occupants in the car, two were located deceased at the scene. The two other occupants were transported to hospital in a critical and serious condition.
The two occupants of the ute were transported to hospital with moderate injuries.
The road was closed while the scene was examined last night but has since opened.
Enquiries into the cause of the crash are ongoing.
Issued by Police Media Centre