One person has died after an early morning crash in Mid Canterbury.
Emergency services were alerted to the crash on Back Track near Woods Rd at Highbank just before 6.15am.
A fire crew from nearby Methven attended and police arrived soon after.
A police spokesperson said the person died after their car crashed into a tree at the intersection.
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"The single occupant of the car has died at the scene," they said.
"The Serious Crash Unit is attending, and an investigation into the circumstances of the crash is underway."