Teen killed fleeing from police in Hamilton

  • 15/08/2017
The 18-year-old died after driving into a tree.
The 18-year-old died after driving into a tree. Photo credit: Newshub.

An 18-year-old man has died after driving his car into a tree while fleeing from police in Hamilton.

The man was the only person in the car which hit the tree on River Rd, near Miropiko Reserve, early on Tuesday morning, police say.

An officer had earlier signalled for him to stop because of the way he was driving, but the man kept going and crashed a short time later, police said in a statement.

They are examining the scene and diversions are in place.

NZN