Passenger dies after stolen car collides with tree in Whanganui

A front seat passenger died after a car reported stolen crashed into a tree in Whanganui this afternoon.

Emergency Services were called to the crash on Polson Street, Castlecliff at 2.16pm.

Police say the driver left the scene after the crash and inquiries are underway to locate them. 

The Serious Crash Unit is investigating.

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