A woman killed in a car crash in Christchurch on Monday night has been named by police as local woman Jayde Melissa Braxton.

The 29-year-old was involved in a single-car accident on Annex Road, in Middleton, just before midnight. She was the sole occupant of the vehicle.

Ms Braxton was taken to hospital but later died.

In a statement released to the media, Ms Braxton's family said news of her involvement in a crash had been difficult to take - adding that their emotions were still "very raw".

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"The visit from Police early in the morning yesterday, telling us Jayde has been seriously injured in a crash, still seems surreal. It's the visit every family dreads but the news got even worse in hospital when you went to sleep for the last time.

"Jayde we still cannot believe that you're not coming home. We love you Jayde and will miss you more than you'll ever know."

Ms Braxton will be farewelled at a private funeral for family and friends.