AN Australian man has been charged with the murder of a Hong Kong taxi driver, after a dispute allegedly led to a fatal smash.
The man, who was named by the Sunday Morning Post as 22-year-old Kelsey Michael Mudd, was arrested after the fatal crash on Saturday morning, police said.
The Post, citing police sources, said there had been a dispute between the driver and Mudd before the incident in Hong Kong's Central district.
The car smashed into the central railings and then hit three taxis travelling in the opposite direction, police said.
Police allege the passenger then moved into the driver's seat and drove off on the wrong side of the road, before hitting another taxi.
The Post said the passenger was being treated by paramedics when he took control of the car and traffic police were already at the scene.
Police have not named or confirmed the nationality of the man, only saying that he was a foreigner.
He is due to face court today.
The 58-year-old driver of the taxi, two other taxi drivers and the passenger were taken to hospital following the crash. The taxi driver was certified dead a few hours later.
The Post named him as Wong Chi-ming and said he was married and had a son and a daughter.
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