Two killed in Masterton crash after fleeing from police

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Two people have died after a crash following a police chase in Masterton early this morning.

The stolen Honda Civic was ripped apart by the impact, which took place just after 2.15am.
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A police patrol attempted to pull over a stolen Honda Civic at about 2:15am but the driver failed to stop.

Police say a pursuit was started but abandoned almost immediately "due to the dangerous driving of the fleeing driver through the CBD".

A short time later police say the still speeding vehicle crashed into a light-pole on Queen St.

All four occupants of the vehicle were taken to Masterton Hospital where two have since died as a result of their injuries.

All occupants of the vehicle are believed to be from Wairarapa and are aged in their mid teens.

A Wellington District Serious Crash Investigator has attended the scene of the crash and investigations are ongoing. 

The IPCA has also been informed.

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