The man who died in a crash between Methven an Ashburton in Mid Canterbury on Saturday can now be named.

He was David Morgan Muir, 21, of Tinwald, in Ashburton.

Muir's car was found off the road in the early hours of the morning.

Police said today that Muir's family has been informed.

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"The Serious Crash Unit is investigating the cause of the incident," a spokesman said.