Major Collision Investigation Unit detectives are investigating a fatal crash involving a stolen vehicle in Burwood early this morning.
Emergency services were called to the Burwood Highway about 1:20am following reports a car had crashed into a pole.
The passenger, who is yet to be formally identified, sadly died at the scene.
Investigators are searching for the driver of the vehicle who fled the scene before police arrived.
Checks have revealed the vehicle was stolen from Reservoir overnight between 15 and 16 July whilst investigations remain ongoing.
Anyone who witnessed the crash or has dashcam footage or any information regarding the whereabouts of the driver is urged to contact police.