A person has died in a crash between two cars at an intersection in central Christchurch.
Emergency services were called to the crash at the intersection of Salisbury Street and Durham Street at about 11pm yesterday, police say.
One person died at the scene and two people were taken to Christchurch Hospital with serious injuries.
The serious crash unit is investigating.
Police say it's too early to establish the exact cause of the crash but they're reminding motorists to wear seatbelts and to be alert at intersections.