Auckland pair killed in Bay of Plenty crash
Police are appealing for information about a silver Mercedes Benz which crashed into a Bay of Plenty lake in the weekend.
Police can now release the names of the people who died in the crash.
They were 54-year-old David Alexander Fawcett Jarden of Totara Heights, Auckland and 53-year-old Bibi Ali of Ranui, Auckland, says a police spokesperson.
"Police extend their sympathies to the families and friends of Mr Jarden and Ms Ali at this difficult time.
"Anyone who may have seen their vehicle — a silver Mercedes Benz, registration JZY733 — in the Rotorua Lakes area on Saturday, July 11, is urged to contact Police via 105, quoting file number 200712/8440."
The vehicle was submerged for about 24 hours before it was winched from the lake.