Fatal bus crash: three witnesses sought

Five people died following a bus crash on State Highway 5, near Rotorua, last week.

The investigation into a bus crash that claimed the lives of five Chinese nationals on SH 5 north of Rotorua last Wednesday continues.

Next of kin have been notified and arrangements are under way to repatriate the deceased with their loved ones in China.

Police are very grateful to those who have provided valuable information to the enquiry to date.

“We are still very keen to hear from three potential witnesses, who have yet to be identified,” says a police spokesperson.

“One is the driver of a white car described as being close to the scene as the crash occurred.

“Police are also keen to speak with a truck driver wearing a hi-vis jacket who radioed his base for assistance and directed traffic prior to Police arriving at the scene.

“Finally, we would like to speak to the driver of another car that was directly behind the first car on the crash scene.”

These people are asked to contact Rotorua Police on 105.


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