Passenger dies after driver tries to flee police in Waikato

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A passenger has died after the driver of the vehicle they were travelling in tried to flee police in Cambridge tonight. 

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Police say they attempted to pull over a car around 6.45pm after receiving a complaint about the driving.

The driver failed to stop and a pursuit was initiated by police.

The vehicle then crashed on Scott St, not far from where the chase began.

One of the passengers of the fleeing vehicle died at the scene, while two other occupants have been transferred to Waikato Hospital with critical and moderate injuries.

The driver of the vehicle has minor injuries and is currently speaking with police.

The Serious Crash Unit is in attendance and the road will be closed while they investigate.

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