Police have released the name of the man who died in a crash in Matamata.
Twenty-two-year-old William Grant Carey died when the car he was driving smashed into a concrete pillar on Saturday.
Police discovered the crashed vehicle on Smith Street around 4.30am, after receiving calls from William's friends.
"There were concerns for both the vehicle and the young fella earlier on in the night.
"There was a suggestion alcohol was involved in this case. Alcohol and speed are two of our biggest concerns for those on our roads - they are not a good mix."
Dean says officers are still investigating the circumstances of the crash.