Deceased named in SH36 Tauranga crash

Deceased named in SH36 Tauranga crash

Eastern

Police can now name the person who died in a single vehicle crash on SH36 last night.

He was 46-year-old Morris Percy Te Wata Poata of Tauranga.

Police extend their sympathies to the family and friends of Mr Poata

Before the motorcycle crashed, Mr Poata overtook a small family sedan travelling on SH36 towards the Lakes subdivision.

Police would like to speak to the driver of this small family sedan-type car that was following the motorcycle shortly before it crashed.

Police are keen to speak to these witnesses to establish how the crash occurred.

Please contact the Tauranga Police station on (07) 577 4300.

ENDS

Issued by Police Media Centre