12 Dec 2018

Two dead in crash on the outskirts of Christchurch

12:35 pm on 12 December 2018

Two people have died in a crash between a truck and a car on the outskirts of Christchurch.

A crash in which two people have died has closed Main South Road, Burnham, on the outskirts of Christchurch

Two people have died in a crash that has closed Main South Road in Burnham near Christchurch. Photo: Supplied/ Google

The crash happened just after 10am this morning on Main South Road in Burnham.

The truck driver has been taken to hospital with moderate injuries.

Main South Road is closed between Dunns Crossing and Burnham roads, and diversions are in place.

The highway is expected to remain closed until mid-afternoon.

The road is the main state highway south, and there are now serious delays in the area.

Motorists are being asked to avoid the area.