As stated by Inspector Matthew Srhoj, Counties Manukau West Area Commander:
One person has died following a crash in Manurewa last night.
At 10:08pm Police signalled a vehicle to stop on Hill Road, Manurewa.
The driver failed to stop and drove off at speed.
Police activated lights and sirens to pursue, but immediately self-abandoned due to the manner of driving.
The unit lost sight of the vehicle.
Shortly thereafter it was located crashed into a tree.