Wairarapa crash victim named as Garth Katene Weston, 37

Garth Katene Weston died in a car crash at a bridge 3km west of Masterton.
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Garth Katene Weston died in a car crash at a bridge 3km west of Masterton.

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.

READ MORE: One dead after car plunges off Wairarapa bridge and into river

The death has been referred to the coroner.

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