One person has been seriously injured after a crash involving a truck and a pedestrian in Canterbury.
Emergency services were called to the crash on State Highway 8 at the intersection with Cleland Rd near Cave in Timaru at about 9.30am on Thursday.
A police spokesperson said the pedestrian has died and the truck driver is uninjured.
An investigation into the circumstances of the crash is underway.
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SH8 was closed at the intersection of Cleland Rd until 2pm but is now re-open.
Members of the public are advised to avoid the area if possible.