Police have named the teenager killed in a car crash in Rangiora early this morning.
He was Tarrin Kayne Alderson, aged 18, of Rangiora.
The crash occurred at 1.42am on Flaxton Rd when a car with two occupants hit a power pole, killing Alderson and injuring the other occupant
Police said 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. Alderson, believed to be the passenger, was pronounced dead at the scene. The other man was flown to Christchurch Hospital for treatment.
The Serious Crash Unit is continuing inquiries into the
incident. It is not yet known whether alcohol or speed were factors
in the crash.