As stated by Inspector Brent Crowe, Bay of Plenty Road Policing Manager
The investigation into the circumstances surrounding yesterday’s fatal bus crash near Rotorua continues.
At this stage we can confirm that those who died were four adults and a young child.
Police are making good progress with the identification of the deceased, however we are not yet in a position to be able to release any further detail.
As the investigation is ongoing Police want to reiterate that it is still too early to comment on how the crash occurred.