At approximately 1716hrs Friday 10/12/2010, a late model car crashed off SHW1 near Parnassus , and travelled some considerable distance down a hill.
The driver and sole occupant of the car was airlifted to Christchurch Hospital but died.
No other vehicle was believed to have been involved.
Specialist Police Crash Investigators are currently investigating the crash site.
No further details will be released until the next of kin have been advsied.