Matthew Backhouse

Matthew Backhouse is an APNZ news reporter based in Wellington.

One dead in Canterbury crash

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One person is dead after a car crash north of Christchurch early this morning.

Police said the vehicle crashed on Flaxton Rd, west of Kaiapoi, about 4.10am.

The car flipped and caught fire in the crash, Newstalk ZB reported.

The driver died at the scene.

Police were contacting next of kin.

- APNZ

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