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He was Leroy Sell-Henriksen, 23, of Amberley.
The crash happened shortly before 9pm on Balcairn Amberley Rd in the Hurunui district.
"The investigation into the circumstances is ongoing," a police spokesperson said.
State Highway 72 between Leithfield Rd, Stokes Rd and Western Terrace Rd was temporarily closed following the crash.
The Serious Crash Unit was investigating.