An earthquake centered near Marlborough’s French Pass has rocked the centre of the country.
An 18-year-old woman has died in a car that crashed into a house after fleeing police in Canterbury.
The crash happened after police were called to a report of illegal street racing activity in the Fernside area just before 4.45am Sunday, Canterbury Rural Area Commander Inspector Peter Cooper said.
“Police followed an offending vehicle for a short time but then stopped due to the manner of driving and the urban environment,” he said.
The vehicle was found crashed into the side of a house on McIvor Place, Rangiora after it appeared to have hit a tree.
No-one in the house was hurt.
There were four people in the car, he said.
An 18-year-old female passenger died at the scene and police are liaising with her family.
An 18-year-old man has been arrested and is being questioned by police, Cooper said.
Two other people were uninjured and are speaking to police.
Several investigations will now take place, including inquiries by the Serious Crash Unit.
The matter has been referred to the IPCA by police.
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