Statement to be attributed to Bay of Plenty Road Policing Manager Inspector Brent Crowe:
Police can now release the names of the four people who died in a crash in Kaingaroa Forest early Monday morning.
They were 22-year-old Storm Lacy, 35-year-old Steven Pari, 25-year-old Te Tahi Brass and 37-year-old Johston Ahuriri.
All were from Murupara.
Their families have requested privacy at this difficult time.
Police enquiries into the circumstances of the crash are ongoing.