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