A man was killed and two children injured when the vehicle they were in rolled several times into a paddock north of Christchurch this afternoon.
Police said the occupants of the vehicle may not have been wearing seatbelts.
The two children, believed to aged under 7, were taken to hospital with moderate injuries.
The crash occurred on Gressons Road near Waikuku about 2.45pm.
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Police said initial indications were that the Chevrolet Blazer was overtaking a small truck when the vehicles made contact and the Chevrolet rolled several times before coming to rest in a paddock.