2 killed in Wellington CBD crash after driver flees police

Sun, Mar 26
A file image of a police officer.

Two people have been killed after an early morning crash in Wellington where a driver failed to stop for police.

Police said in a statement the crash happened just after 2am early on Sunday.

"The crash occurred at 2.10am when the car collided with a building on the corner of Jervois Quay and Cable Street.

"Two other occupants of the car were transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

"Shortly before the crash the car had been signalled to stop by police.

"The driver failed to stop and the car was not pursued.

"The serious crash unit has examined the crash scene and enquiries into the circumstances of the crash are underway.

"The matter will also be referred to the Independent Police Conduct Authority."


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