29 Dec 2022

Person who died after Boxing Day car fire in Taranaki named

5:19 pm on 29 December 2022
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Police say inquiries into the circumstances of the Boxing Day car fire are ongoing. Photo: 123rf.com

Police have named the person who died following a car fire on State Highway 3 on Boxing Day.

He was Kulbir Singh, 30, of Auckland.

Singh was critically injured in the fire at Mokau in Taranaki, which emergency services were alerted to at 7.20am on 26 December.

He was airlifted to Waikato Hospital, but later died.

Police said inquiries into the circumstances of the fire were ongoing.