Two dead in crash north of Amberley

Police were called at 6:21am, and a helicopter is en route from Christchurch.
Police were called at 6:21am, and a helicopter is en route from Christchurch. Photo credit: Newshub.

Two people have died in a serious crash on State Highway 1 north of Amberley, Canterbury.

One other patient is in a critical condition and two others have moderate to minor injuries. 

Emergency services and the serious crash unit are in attendance at the Galsnevin Rd scene.

Police were called at 6:21am, and a helicopter is en route from Christchurch.

Gaslnevin Rd is temporarily closed, and motorists are being asked to avoid the area.

Newshub.