Bridge death probe given priority

Police are still carrying out investigations into the the crash which killed 24-year-old Greg Woledge when his van plunged off the Maungatapu bridge.

Western Bay of Plenty road policing manager Senior Sergeant Ian Campion said four staff members had been working on the investigation since Tuesday.

"We're still interviewing witnesses and still assessing information that's coming to hand. It will take some time to complete the investigation. Obviously it's a priority."

The driver of the car which crossed the centre line had been spoken to by police and remained in hospital, he said.

Days after the crash tributes for Mr Woledge, pictured, have continued flowing.

Amp'T Electrical director Brent Adler told the Bay of Plenty Times Mr Woledge was a popular staff member.

"Greg had been with Amp'T Electrical for nearly four years, he started as an apprentice electrician and had just completed his qualification.

Greg proved to be a very diligent and experienced electrician who was well respected on all work sites that he attended and had a very promising future ahead of him," he said.

"Greg was not only a fantastic employee, but he was also a very great friend to all the members of the Amp'T Electrical team. It has been an honour to be involved in Greg's life, he was an absolute pleasure to be around and he will be greatly missed."

Mr Woledge's funeral will be held at Tauranga Park Chapel, 383 Pyes Pa Rd, on Monday at 2pm.

- Bay of Plenty Times

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