A person has died and a second is in hospital after their car plunged down a bank in Canterbury this morning.
The single vehicle crash happened on Pareora Gorge Rd in Maungati, near Timaru.
Police said they were called to reports of a car down a bank around 2:20am.
One person died at the scene and another was transported to Timaru Hospital with moderate injuries.
The Serious Crash Unit is investigating the crash.