A Flaxmere man killed in a crash in the Bay of Plenty on Wednesday has been named.
Te Maari Tamakaimoana Hohua of Flaxmere was a passenger in a car which crashed on Reid Road, Taneatua in the Bay of Plenty.
He was 36.
The southbound vehicle crossed the centre line on a moderate left hand bend and hit a concrete power pole at 6:30pm on Wednesday.
Alcohol and speed were believed to have contributed to the accident, police said.
Police have also named a woman who died when her car and a truck collided at Te Teko near Whakatane at about 8:30am on Thursday.
She was Jacqueline Beryl Coleman, 51, of Whakatane.
Coleman was the sole occupant of the vehicle.
Inquiries into both accidents were continuing, police said.
- The Dominion Post
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