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Three dead in car rollover in Canterbury

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 25/12/2016

Three teenagers are dead and two others are injured after a car rolled in Canterbury.

Two teenage boys and a girl died at the scene of the Leeston crash on Monday morning near the corner of Harts Road and Southbridge Sedgemere Road, police say.

The driver was a 14-year-old. Only one of the five teenagers in the car was wearing a seatbelt, surviving the crash with minor injuries.

Police were alerted at 2.20am and emergency services transported the two injured people to hospital, one with serious injuries.

Inspector Al Stewart is urging people to wear seatbelts and says it's too early to say if the under-age driver will face charges.

He says the crash was preventable.

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