Name released in fatal Napier crash
Police have released the name of the man who was killed on Wednesday after a crash in Napier.
Trevor Paul Hampton, of Bay View, Napier, died after his car collided with a logging truck on State Highway 2, north of Hawke's Bay Airport.
The 56-year-old was confirmed dead at the crash site, which happened on a straight section of road near the intersection with Turfrey Rd.
Police are continuing to investigate the crash, which left the small vehicle in a crumpled wreckage on the side of the highway, draped with tarpaulins.
The car appeared to have been heading north towards Taupo, and the truck and trailer unit - which suffered substantial front-end damage in the smash - had been heading south towards Napier.
The crash closed the highway, with substantial queues of traffic building up in both directions.