Man charged in relation to BOP triple fatal crash

Three people were killed in a crash involving trucks in the Bay of Plenty near Matata. Photo: STUFF

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.”


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Good to hear

Posted on 13-03-2019 13:06 | By The Sage

I hope they throw the book at him. Three families destroyed. I hope this will be a good reminder for drivers to be more careful around people working on the roads, especially with all the road works going on around the place.