Two people are dead following a crash in Auckland overnight that came after a police pursuit.
Police on the North Western motorway saw a speeding driver at 1.08am today.
Once they caught up with the silver Volkswagen Golf, a chase started. The vehicle had been recorded at a speed of 130km/h in a 80 km/h zone.
However, police say the driver did not pull over, leaving the motorway at the St Lukes off-ramp.
The aftermath of a car crash on St Lukes Rd, Auckland in which two people died.
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Overtaking another vehicle, the car crashed into a tree on St Lukes Road.
Five people were in the vehicle. The two people who died were passengers in the back.
They were a 25-year-old Auckland woman and a 29-year-old Auckland man.
The driver, believed to be a 22-year-old man, and two other passengers have been hospitalised with moderate to serious injuries.
The crash has been referred to the IPCA.
Two people died after a Volkswagen Golf hit a tree on St Lukes Road in Auckland following a police chase.
Source: 1 NEWS
Morwenna Fyfe had a direct view of the carnage from across the street.
"I thought it was right outside my window, that’s how loud it was," she told 1 NEWS.
"It was crazy, so many police cars and ambulances. People getting carried off in stretchers … it was pretty frightening.
"I saw two people get carried off into the ambulance, then I saw them trying to resuscitate one person for a while."
Anyone with information about the crash is urged to call Auckland Central Police Station on 09 302 6400.
Earlier this month, a 15-year-old boy, Morocco Tai, 15, died after crashing a stolen car in Otara after failing to stop for police.
The Labour Weekend holiday road toll period started at 4pm Friday and ends at 6am tomorrow.