Attribute to Central Road Policing Manager Inspector Dave White
Police can now release the names of the seven people who lost their lives following yesterday’s crash near Waverley.
They were 76-year-old Rosalie Porteous, 80-year-old Ian Porteous, 84-year-old Ora Keene and 79-year-old Brenda Williams from Waverley.
They were travelling in the northbound car at the time of the crash.
In the southbound car was 28-year-old Jeremy Thompson, eight-week-old Shady Thompson and eight-year-old Nivek Madams from Whanganui.
Police extend our sympathies to family, friends and loved ones of those involved.
Police and Victim Support continue to work closely with those affected by the crash.
We would also like to acknowledge the impact this devastating crash has had on the wider community and the emergency service staff involved.
The Serious Crash Unit investigation continues and while this is carried out Police is not in a position to comment further on the circumstances of the crash.
Issued by the Police Media Centre