9 Jul 2012

Bay of Plenty crash victims named

9:40 pm on 9 July 2012

Two men killed in a crash in the Bay of Plenty have been named by police.

Turuki Kereopa, 17, and Katiana Kereopa, 36, died when a car and ute collided on State Highway 2 between Whakatane and Opotiki on Saturday morning.

Police say it appears neither were wearing seatbelts and Turuki Kereopa, who was driving, did not have a licence.

However, they say it is still too early to comment on what caused the crash.

The driver of the other vehicle is in hospital in a serious condition on Monday.