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One person dead after fleeing driver incident in Waimakariri

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One person has died following a fleeing driver event in Waimakariri.

It happened after Police were called to a report of illegal street racing activity in the Furnside area just before 4.45 this morning.

Police followed an offending vehicle for a short time but then stopped due to the manner of driving and the urban environment.

The vehicle was found crashed into the side of a house on McIvor Place, Rangiora after it appeared to have hit a tree. No-one in the house was hurt.

There were four people in the car.

An 18-year-old female passenger died at the scene. Police are liaising with the family of the deceased.

An 18-year-old male has been arrested and is being questioned by Police.

Two other people were uninjured and are speaking to Police.

Several investigations will now take place, including inquiries by the Serious Crash Unit.

The matter has been self-referred to the IPCA.

Image credit: Lucian Alexe

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Source:NZ Police

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  1. When I was a boy racer
    It was all Anglias
    Shocks
    Widened rims
    1500 Cortina motors planed heads big valves 36/36 webers
    1600 cross flows
    And would pass everything except the next pub
    Looks like its all changed

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