Hit-run crash victim had left wedding

2:06 pm on 28 November 2016

A motorcyclist killed in a road crash in Bay of Plenty yesterday had left a wedding.

Don Henry Turei Junior, 38, died at the scene, opposite the Raukokere Marae on State Highway 35, near Te Kaha.

Mr Turei and his brother, who was travelling on another motorbike, were on their way to the wedding reception when he was hit about 2.40pm.

Police believe a white Honda Odyssey-type van hit Mr Turei. It immediately left the scene.

The Serious Crash Unit carried out an initial investigation. The crash was being treated as suspicious, police said.

Police appealed for sightings of the van in the area from 2pm to 3pm yesterday.

Mr Turei was from Tawera.