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One man has died and another suffered serious injuries following a crash near Rangiora early this morning [Friday 25 May].
The crash occurred at around 1.40am when a vehicle with two occupants was travelling on Flaxton Road towards Rangiora.
Police says the car appears to have veered left onto the grass shoulder, over-corrected and gone into a spin, hitting a concrete power pole.
Both occupants were thrown out of the vehicle. One male, believed to be the passenger, was pronounced dead at the scene. The other man was flown to hospital for treatment.
The Police serious crash unit is continuing enquiries into the incident. It is not yet known whether alcohol or speed were factors in the crash.
The name of the deceased will be released once formal identification is confirmed and next of kin have been notified.