Two confirmed dead after rural Canterbury crash yesterday

Two people died yesterday after a two-vehicle crash in rural Canterbury.

Police were called to the crash on Wards Rd in Kirwee, between Aylesbury and Highfield roads at 1.20pm Both people were pronounced dead at the scene.

The accident occurred when bad weather hit the region.

Police said this morning a third person was taken to Christchurch Hospital in a serious but stable condition.

The Serious Accident Unit carried out an examination of the scene and investigations into the circumstances of the accident were ongoing.

The road was reopened yesterday after the scene was cleared.