Statement to be attributed to Bay of Plenty Road Policing Manager Inspector Brent Crowe:
Police can now release the names of the four people who died in a crash in Kaingaroa Forest early Monday morning.
They were 22-year-old Storm Lacy, 35-year-old Steven Pari, 25-year-old Te Tahi Brass and 37-year-old Johston Ahuriri.
All were from Murupara.
Their families have requested privacy at this difficult time.
Police enquiries into the circumstances of the crash are ongoing.
Issued by Police Media Centre