An 18-year-old from the UK has been named as the victim of a fatal crash in Maungati.

Jack Roberts, a UK citizen who lived locally, died following a single-vehicle crash on Pareora River Rd, in Canterbury on Sunday morning.

A second person was hospitalised after the car plunged down a bank around 2.20am.

Roberts was the driver of the vehicle.

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Police extend their sympathies to his family and friends.

The Serious Crash Unit is continuing to investigate the cause of the incident.