24 Feb 2015

German driver charged over fatal crash

4:58 pm on 24 February 2015

A German man has been charged with careless driving causing death after a fatal car accident in Canterbury yesterday.

The man's Honda Odyssey and a Toyota Corolla collided at an intersection near Springston.

Stephanie Anne Ellis, 54, from Leeston, died at the scene.

The 26-year-old driver of the Honda has been summonsed to appear in Christchurch District Court on Friday.

The police and Victim Support are working with Mrs Ellis's family.