Watch live: Police address media after deadly pursuit crash in Christchurch

Police are speaking to media after confirming three teenagers died last night in a fleeing car.

Police said they had abandoned pursuit before the car hit some laid road spikes and crashed into a tree about 11.15pm, catching fire and killing the three occupants.

It had been seen speeding in the CBD, but the way it was being driven prompted police to stop the chase.

Police have confirmed those who died were teenagers.

Superintendent John Price is set to speak to media shortly.