25 Oct 2020

Man killed in Tekapo crash named

7:35 pm on 25 October 2020

A person has died after a car rolled on East Cape, bringing the Labour weekend road toll to five.

Wellington Free Ambulance.

Photo: RNZ / Alexander Robertson

The crash was on State Highway 35 in Tikitiki earlier this afternoon.

Fatalities during the long weekend so far include a motorcyclist in Upper Hutt on Friday and three people in crashes in Whanganui, Gisborne and near Tekapo yesterday.

The man who died in a crash on the Tekapo-Twizel road near Tekapo yesterday has been named as 42-year-old Che Tekapa Hogg, from Auckland.

Three other people were seriously injured and airlifted to hospital.

Another motorcyclist is in a critical condition following a crash in northern Hawke's Bay today.

Last Labour Day weekend, only one person died on the roads.

The road toll for the long weekend ends at 6am on Tuesday.