Man charged in relation to BOP triple fatal crash
A 46-year-old man is facing charges in relation to the triple fatal crash on State Highway 2 in the Bay of Plenty.
Three men died following a crash involving four trucks near Matata on February 26.
Bay of Plenty road policing manager Inspector Brent Crowe says the crash involved four trucks, three of which were engaged in road maintenance at the time, with the fourth truck travelling east towards Matata.
“The three deceased were road workers and police extend their condolences to family and friends of deceased at this time.”
Following an investigation by the serious crash unit, police have arrested a man in connection to the fatal crash.
He will appear at Whakatane District Court on Tuesday 26 March.
“Police would like to thank members of the public for information provided during this investigation.
“Our thoughts are with the deceaseds’ whanau and friends.”