17 Sep 2009

Three UK tourists killed in crash

4:14 pm on 17 September 2009

The death toll from a car crash in Christchurch last night has risen to three.

The police say the victims, a three-year-old girl and two women in their sixties, were tourists from the United Kingdom.

The driver, a man in his sixties, suffered non-life-threatening injuries and is in Christchurch Hospital.

Their car hit a power pole on Estuary Road in New Brighton at about 6.20pm. The police believe fatigue was a factor in the collision.