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The motorcyclist who died in a crash near Christchurch yesterday has been named as 72-year-old Charles Herbert Munslow, of Rangiora.
Police say "speed is likely to have been a contributing factor" in the crash on State Highway 1 near Selwyn Lake Rd at Dunsandel at 9am.
Initial investigations have indicated Mr Munslow failed to take a moderate right-hand bend over a rail crossing, lost control of the motorcycle and collided with a guardrail.
The crash happened at the railway crossing and no other vehicles were involved, police said.