Police and Fire are attending a fatal crash on State Highway 8 near Fairlie, South Canterbury.
At about 12.55am on 5/11/08 Emergency Services were called to the report of a fire and on arrival found a motor vehicle had struck the side of a bridge and was on fire.
A body of a person was found in the vehicle but has not yet been identified.
The Police Serious Crash unit has been called to the scene.
The cause of the crash has not been established at this stage.
Issued By: Inspector John Doherty