Police have named two 19-year-old men who were killed when
their car collided with a power pole near the mid-Canterbury
town of Hinds last week.
Jack Henry Ballantyne and Tui Huruata Candish-Thompson, both
from the Ashburton District, died when their car left the
road, jumped a ditch and hit a power pole between midnight
and 2am on Friday.
The car split in two on impact.
A milk tanker driver came across the scene at around 2am.
Police said speed and possibly alcohol may have played a part
in the crash. Their investigation is ongoing.