Two people died and another was in hospital after their car crashed and fired north of Oamaru last night.
The single catastrophe occurred at the intersection of TY Duncan Rd and Shortland Rd, Oamaru North around 23:00.
Folded crews were called at TY Duncan Rd about 11 am Last night they found the car that went out. Two bodies were found inside.
A third person in the car during the crash has suffered life-threatening injuries and was transported to a hospital, police said.
The Department of Serious Disasters examines the location and the investigation of the circumstances of the crash continues.
The Cordons remain in place at TY Duncan Rd and Shortland Rd and drivers are asked to escape the area.
TY Duncan Rd is a rural road off State Highway 1, between the highway and the coast.
Two fire crews were involved in the suppression of the flame.