Statement to be attributed to Bay of Plenty Road Policing Manager Inspector Brent Crowe
Police can confirm the vehicles involved in the fatal crash on a private forestry road in Kaingaroa Forest today were a logging truck and a van.
Emergency Services were called to the crash on Bonisch Road at about 6.40am.
Four people travelling in the van died at the scene. A fifth person from the vehicle received moderate injuries.
The truck driver was uninjured but shaken.