One person is dead and another seriously injured after a car
fled police in Greymouth last night.
A police patrol saw a white Subaru station wagon being driven
south along High St at high speed around 11pm. The constable
turned on his lights and siren and pulled out to follow the
vehicle. The driver did not stop.
High St veers left about 600 metres from where the vehicle
was first seen and the officer quickly lost sight of the car.
When he came around the bend he found the car had crashed
into a house on the left hand side of the street.
There were three people in the vehicle. One died at the scene
and a second was trapped inside the vehicle for some time and
suffered serious injuries. The third person suffered only
There was significant damage to the house, however no one was
home at the time.
Police have launched a homicide investigation and a serious
crash investigator is at the scene.