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Homicide investigation opened after death of man who fell from Mercedes

Wellington Police have opened a homicide investigation after the death of a man who fell from a vehicle in Porirua on Sunday.

Just after 4.00pm on Sunday, Police and other emergency services were called to Warspite Avenue, where the man was located on the road with critical injuries. A team of detectives are working to establish how he sustained these injuries, and they have established that he fell from a vehicle.

The man died of his injuries on Tuesday night in Wellington Hospital.

He was 19-year-old Sosiua Helotu Ula of Wiri, Auckland.

Wellington Police are still seeking help identifying anyone who may have witnessed this incident in Porirua on Sunday.

Police are seeking to reconstruct Mr Ula’s movements before he was injured, and are appealing to the public for help. Mr Ula was solidly built, around 185cm (6 foot) tall, with a short black hair cut. He had a small amount of facial hair on his chin.

Police are still wanting sightings of a black Mercedes, registration GPW495. Police would like to urgently speak to anyone who saw the Mercedes or any other car driving erratically near Waitangirua Mall on Sunday.

Police are also appealing for the driver of a red car driving east on Warspite Avenue that nearly had a head-on crash with the Mercedes to come forward.

One person has been taken into custody in relation to the incident and has been charged with driving while disqualified and supplying methamphetamine.

Anyone with information, no matter how small, can call Wellington Police Crime Squad on (04) 381 2000, or alternatively Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.