Kaimai fatal crash name release

A motorcyclist who died on Sunday was a Pyes Pa resident, say Police. Photo: Supplied.

The motorcyclist killed in a crash on SH29 over the Kaimai range on Sunday afternoon was 58-year-old Paul Garratt Butcher from Pyes Pa, Tauranga, say Police.

“Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time,” says a police spokesperson.

The Serious Crash Unit investigation is ongoing.

The crash near the top of the Kaimai road on Sunday afternoon closed the highway in both directions for several hours.


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