The driver who died after his
car rolled and burst into flames on State Highway 1 40km
south of Christchurch yesterday has been named by police as
68-year-old Michael Francis Sheahan.
Brave motorists tried to free Mr Sheahan after his
people-mover crashed into a ditch and caught fire at
Dunsandel about 9am.
He died on his way to hospital.
A post mortem was performed today.
Police say the coroner will make findings on the cause and
circumstances of Mr Sheahan's death.