NZ police are responding to fatal crash, Bay of Plenty

As stated by Bay of Plenty Road Policing Manager Inspector Brent Crowe:

About 11pm yesterday a pursuit was initiated when the driver of a Mazda Familia vehicle failed to stop for Police in Whakatane.

Within one minute, officers in pursuit determined the vehicle’s excessive speed posed too great a risk to its occupants and the public and abandoned the pursuit.

Approximately four minutes later Police located the vehicle on Taneatua Road, about 6.5km south of the point of abandonment.

/NZ Police Public Release. View in full here.