Three people who were killed in a car crash in Gisborne last night have been named by police.
They are Dylan Kingi, 28, Holly Gunn, 25, and Peter Bunyan, 27, all from Gisborne.
Another woman, aged 25, survived the crash and is in Gisborne Hospital in a stable condition.
Acting area commander Maui Aben said the car had been noticed by police around 9.40pm when an officer noticed the car speeding.
The officer followed the vehicle and signalled for it to stop, but the driver fled at speed after being tailed for around 90 seconds.
It was not known why the driver fled, Mr Aben said, however police earlier attended an incident an address where all the passengers in the vehicle had been present.
"It is devastating for the families and I wish to convey my sincere condolences to them."
Police are appealing for anyone who saw the car in the area from 9.30pm onwards to contact them, and they also want to speak to a man they spoke with briefly on Nelson Rd just before the crash.
The fourth road death occurred around 5am today when a vehicle also crashed into a power pole on Massey Road in Mangere, Auckland.
Police said there were people in the vehicle and one had died at the scene. No other vehicles were involved.
- Fairfax Media