One person has died in a serious crash on State Highway 1 in Amberley, Canterbury.
The crash, between a truck and car, happened at about 11.15am.
One person was been flown by helicopter to Christchurch Hospital with serious injuries.
At 2.25pm police advised a person had died as a result of the crash.
SH 1 is closed and diversions are in place at Leithfield and Grays Rds.
The serious crash unit is investigating.