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Driver of stolen car dies in road crash


Location: Bay Of Plenty
District: Bay Of Plenty

Kim Perks

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Driver of stolen car dies in road crash

An investigation is underway following a fatal crash near Katikati at about 5pm this evening.

A stolen vehicle was seen in the Waihi area and was followed in a line of traffic into to the Bay of Plenty District by Police who alerted staff across the border.

Early indications are that the Police continued to follow the vehicle in a line of traffic when it suddenly sped away out of sight of police and crashed almost immediately into a vehicle travelling in the opposite direction on State Highway Two near Lindemann Road.

The male driver and sole occupant of the stolen vehicle died at the scene. The male driver and sole occupant, of the other vehicle was taken to hospital. His exact condition is unknown at this stage but is believed to be serious.

District Commander for Bay of Plenty District Police, Superintendent Glenn Dunbier, said: "It's very early into the investigation so full details are still to be ascertained. The Independent Police Conduct Authority has been notified as a matter of course and we will ensure that there is a thorough and independent investigation into the circumstances that led up to this tragedy."

Serious Crash Investigation Unit is on scene and diversions are in place. Police will endeavour to re-open the road as soon as possible.

A number of witnesses are in the process of being interviewed but anyone else who witnessed the crash or has information relevant to this investigation is asked to contact Tauranga Police on 07 577 4300.


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