Identities of fatal crash victims confirmed

Identities of fatal crash victims confirmed

Bay of Plenty

Two men killed in separate road crashes in the Bay of Plenty this week can now be named.

Lawrence Mio Kerr, aged 51, from Torere near Opotiki was the driver of a fully laden logging truck which rolled after failing to negotiate a right-hand bend. This crash occurred shortly after noon on Tuesday, 7 April on State Highway 35 near Waihau Bay.

Motorcyclist Clinton Hunter, aged 26, from Tauranga, died in a crash at approximately 6.55pm last night (Wednesday, 8 April) on Carmichael Road, Tauranga. Initial enquiries indicate a Peugeot being driven by an elderly woman turned into the path of Mr Hunter’s bike.

The cause of both crashes is still under investigation.