One man is dead following a car accident in Ashburton late last night.
Emergency services were called to the scene of the accident on Grahams Rd in Tinwald, Ashburton at 11.30pm yesterday, Senior Sergeant Scott Banfield said.
He said the single vehicle involved in the accident had left the road and clipped trees, after it failed to "negotiate a moderate bend" on the road.
The male driver of the car died at the scene.
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Mr Banfield said the driver had been identified, however, police would not be releasing his name until next of kin notified extended family and friends.
Police were continuing with their enquiries, he said