Man dies after fleeing police and crashing

9:48 pm on 6 August 2017

A driver who fled from the police and crashed his car a short time later has died.

Police said the crash happened on Whangaripo Valley Road east of Wellsford shortly after 4pm.

The driver fled in his vehicle after testing positive for alcohol.

A second man was airlifted to Auckland Hospital and is in a stable condition.