The young man killed in a head-on collision on State Highway 1 in Canterbury has been named.
He was Finlay William Dunning, 20, of Methven.
Mr Dunning died in a two-car crash at Dunsandel, south of Christchurch, around 5pm yesterday.
Police said it appeared that a north-bound Toyota Surf collided with the driver's side of the young man's south-bound Subaru station wagon.
Mr Dunning, the sole occupant of the Subaru, died at the scene.
The three men in the Toyota were taken to Christchurch Hospital by ambulance and kept in overnight while their injuries were assessed, Sergeant Franco Lovrich said.
The death has been referred to the coroner and investigations into the crash are continuing.