Crashes in Christchurch and Marlborough killed three people
within an hour today.
Two people are dead after a crash at Pelorus Bridge in
The crash, which happened about 1pm on the Nelson side of the
bridge, involved two vehicles, one a ute carrying a
Two other people are believed to have been injured in the
Police said emeregency services are at the scene, and State
Highway 6 between Blenheim and Nelson has been closed.
Road blocks are in place are Hira, north of Nelson, and at
About 40 minutes earlier, a 70-year-old man was killed when
his car crashed into a vacant red-zoned house north of
Police said the car left the road and hit the house on Sewell
St in in Kaiapoi about 12.20pm.
The man, who was the sole occupant of the car, died at the
No other vehicles were involved.
The red-zoned house, which was unoccupied, suffered some
Police said a medical incident may have caused the crash but
that would be for the coroner to determine.
The man's name will be released this afternoon.