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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.