Police can now confirm that the person who died when an ambulance crashed in Northland yesterday, was Sonny Rawhiti Kemp, aged 66 of Kaeo.
Mr Kemp was a patient of St John in their care from early morning on 21 July and was being transported to hospital at the time.
The St John staff member involved in the crash is in a satisfactory condition in Whangärei Hospital.
St John is continuing to support their staff while carrying out a standard internal review, as they would with any adverse incident.
Police are continuing their investigation into the crash and have no further comment at this time.
Police media contact: Jillian Reid, PNHQ Public Affairs, ph 04 474 8856 or 021 947 003