Car Crash Sh73, Mt White
Car Crash Sh73, Mt White.
Police attended the scene of a car crash on SH73, Mt White at about 5.58am today.
"Fire, Ambulance, two Rescue Helicopters and Kiwi Rail staff responded to the scene after a report that a van with six occupants had left the road and rolled down a steep slope onto railway lines," said Constable Tony Beaumont of Darfield Police.
"As a result of the crash several people were ejected from the vehicle, and one, a female in her late teens, suffered fatal injuries." The name of the deceased person will not be released at this stage as next of kin are still to be notified.
Five other people were admitted to Christchurch Hospital, with two being admitted to ICU.
Police Serious Crash Unit staff also attended, and investigations into the cause of the accident are continuing.