The man killed in a crash near Wellsford, north of Auckland, had moments earlier fled police after blowing over the limit, police say.
The car crashed on Whangaripo Valley Road yesterday afternoon.
The driver died at the scene and a second man was flown to Auckland Hospital.
In a statement, police say the driver had tested positive for alcohol but fled.
The police serious crash unit is investigating the cause of the crash and the Independent Police Conduct Authority will also investigate. NZN