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Two dead in Canterbury van and ute crash

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 4/05/2017

<span style="font-size:13px;">Two people have died in a crash between a van and a ute in Bankside, Canterbury.</span> © Getty Two people have died in a crash between a van and a ute in Bankside, Canterbury. Two people are dead after a van and ute collided in Canterbury.

Emergency services were called to the crash at the intersection of Breadings Road and SH1 in Bankside, near Dunsandel, at about 1pm on Thursday.

A third person is in hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police say.

SH1 remains closed with diversions in place and drivers asked to avoid the area if possible.

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