27 Dec 2014

Holiday road toll stands at two

10:15 pm on 27 December 2014

The holiday road toll now stands at two after a person died following a road crash in Canterbury this afternoon.

The person was killed when the car they were in crashed into a power pole in Glentui.

Five others were taken to Christchurch Hospital in a moderate condition.

The holiday period began at 4pm on Christmas Eve and finishes at 6am on 5 January.

Last year seven people died in road crashes during the holiday period - one more than the record low the year before.

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