A 26-year-old Glenfield man died in a crash in Milford early this morning.
Shungu Zhakata's car struck a pole just after 3am at the intersection of Kitchener Rd and Shakespeare Rd.
He was the sole occupant of the car.
Police say the cause of the crash was not known at this stage, although alcohol was thought to be a factor.
The crash happened just after a sharp bend at the bottom of a long steep hill.
The Waitemata Serious Crash Unit was investigating.
Zhakata was living in Glenfield but it is believed he had come to New Zealand from Zimbabwe.
His family has been informed.
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