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Name of fleeing Hamilton driver released

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The name of a man killed in a fleeing driver related crash in Hamilton early yesterday morning has been released.

He was 17-year-old Rocky Joe Kohatu HEPI of Hamilton.

Mr HEPI died from injuries suffered after he was ejected from the car he was driving when it crashed into a stone retaining wall of a Baverstock Rd address shortly before 2am.

Police had abandoned their pursuit of the stolen vehicle Mr HEPI was driving a short time before the crash and the incident is now the subject of three separate enquiries by Police, the Independent Police Conduct Authority and the Coroner.

A spokesperson for Mr HEPI'S family asked that the family's privacy be respected at this time.

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