Wairarapa crash victim named as Garth Katene Weston, 37
The man who died in a Wairarapa crash on Monday was 37-year-old Masterton man Garth Katene Weston, police said.
The crash happened on Te Ore Ore Bideford Road in Wairarapa at 1.20pm when the vehicle he was in ploughed off a bridge and into a river.
He was the sole occupant in the car.
Police closed Te Ore Ore Bideford Rd, between Masterton Castlepoint Rd and Mangapurupuru Rd, while emergency services worked to extract the car from the river.
The death has been referred to the coroner.