Dead motorcyclist named

Last updated 17:48 03/01/2014

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Police have released the name of the motorcyclist killed in a head-on crash on the Napier-Taihape road yesterday.

Norman John Lessells, 52, of Havelock North, died after his motorcycle collided with a ute at 12.55pm.

Lessells was the seventh person to die on New Zealand roads over the official holiday period, which began at 4pm on Christmas Eve and ended at 6am today.

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