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A person has died and a second is in hospital after their car plunged down a bank in Canterbury this morning.
The single vehicle crash happened on Pareora Gorge Rd in Maungati, near Timaru.
Police said they were called to reports of a car down a bank about 2:20am.
One person died at the scene and another was taken to Timaru Hospital with moderate injuries.
The Serious Crash Unit is investigating.