Burnt out car found in relation to Bay of Plenty hit and run fatal

Police have found a burnt out white Honda wanted in relation to a hit and fatal on Saturday.
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Police have found a burnt out white Honda wanted in relation to a hit and fatal on Saturday.

A burnt out white Honda vehicle that was wanted in relation to a suspicious Bay of Plenty hit and run, has been found on a river bank.

Tawera man Don Henry Turei Junior, 38, died after he was knocked off his motorbike opposite the Raukokore Marae while he was travelling from a family wedding.

The car believed to be involved was found burnt out by the Raukokore River. Police believed it left the scene of the crash immediately after the incident, Bay of Plenty Detective Sergeant Lew Warner said.

Police were looking to speak to anyone who saw or knew anything in relation to the suspicious crash or how the vehicle came to be burnt out, he said.

Turei was with his brother, with them both heading to the wedding reception on separate motorbikes.

Please contact Bay of Plenty Police on 07 349 9554 if you can help.

 

 

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