Police appeal for witnesses to Papatoetoe fatal crash

Counties Manukau Police are appealing for witnesses to a fatal crash and fire in Papatoetoe early last Sunday morning.

Investigations are continuing into the cause of the crash around 4.20am on Sunday May 8, where a car drove into a shop on Portage Rd and a gas main ruptured. Both the vehicle and shop caught fire.

The Serious Crash Unit is seeking witnesses to the crash and in particular would like to speak with anyone who witnessed a red sedan being driven in the area prior to the crash.

The specific area is in ‘old’ Papatoetoe around Shirley Rd/Coronation Rd/ St George St and Station Rd.

It is still too early in the investigation to speculate on what may have caused the crash.

Formal identification procedures are still underway to identify the victim.

Any information can be provided to Constable Glen Carlyle on 09 261 1310 or anonymously to the Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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