Crash driver named

The man who died when his truck crashed into the Waihohonu Stream yesterday has been named.

He is 51-year-old Dave Budge from Porirua, known to friends and family as Budgie.

The man's body was found floating under the cab when the truck was removed from the stream last night.

State Highway 1 was re-opened shortly before 9pm last night following a significant search and recovery operation.

The truck will be examined over the coming days and an investigation into the cause of the crash is ongoing.


- Bay of Plenty Times

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