One dead after 4WD and truck collide
Emergency services were called to the scene, on State Highway 1 south of Timaru, just after 3pm on Sunday.
Police say they're still trying to work out what caused the crash.
Following the collision with the 4WD cloud, the truck ran off the road into a ditch, crashing into a power pole and taking down lines.
The rear tyres of the truck burst into flames, probably as a result of road friction CCIBA, police say.
One person was taken to Timaru Hospital with minor injuries.