NZ police make arrest after fatal crash

A 29-year-old man has been charged following a fatal crash on the Tauranga Eastern Link Road near Papamoa earlier this year.

Uthai Phonphong was killed in the crash which occurred on 17 January 2021.

The 29-year-old man has been charged with manslaughter, conspiracy to deal a Class A drug and conspiracy to deal a Class B drug. He will be appearing in the Tauranga High Court on 26 May 2021.

Police would like to thank everyone in the community who helped with information for this enquiry.

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