Police have arrested a driver of a car that crashed in an Auckland suburb, fatally injuring the front-seat passenger.
David Sionepulu, 19, from Panmure, died after the car crashed into a hedge on Ngapipi Road in Orakei shortly after 2am on Thursday morning.
Witnesses spotted the driver running from the scene.
Last night, police reported that they have arrested a 19-year-old Glenn Innes man in relation to the accident.
He is set to appear at the Auckland District Court today.