Victims of fatal crash near Hinds named

Police have named two 19-year-old men who were killed when their car collided with a power pole near the mid-Canterbury town of Hinds last week.

Jack Henry Ballantyne and Tui Huruata Candish-Thompson, both from the Ashburton District, died when their car left the road, jumped a ditch and hit a power pole between midnight and 2am on Friday.

The car split in two on impact.

A milk tanker driver came across the scene at around 2am.

Police said speed and possibly alcohol may have played a part in the crash. Their investigation is ongoing.


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