Memorial created for teenagers killed after Sunday police pursuit

A memorial to the three teenagers killed in a crash on Sunday night has been set up just off a main Christchurch road.

Glen McAllister, 16, his brother, Craig, 13, and 13-year-old friend Brooklyn Taylor died when the stolen Mazda Familia they were in hit spikes laid by police, crashed into a tree and burst into flames on Blenheim Rd.

The trio had been fleeing police at speeds of over 130kms/h and running red lights, with the pursuit lasting just over a minute.

Friends and family have turned the site into a shrine to the teenagers, with family friend, Naya Taylor, said she doesn't want to see anyone else die in a similar way.

"This is the result it's led to, speeding just stop speeding - I mean just stop - it doesn't matter if you going to be scared or the consequences your scared of its a lot more safer than losing your life," she said.

Police stand by their pursuit policy, with national road policing manager, Steve Greally, telling Newshub police believe their policy around fleeing drivers is fit for purpose but there are always lessons to be learned.

Police were at the site on Tuesday investigating the crash and are calling for sightings of the Mazda before the crash.

A Givealittle page has been set up on behalf of Craig and Glen's mum to cover funeral costs and by Tuesday afternoon it had over $2000 in donations.

An overall review into police pursuits is due back new month.