Tauranga man killed in crash named

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Police say the Tauranga man killed in a motorcycle crash in Waikato yesterday appeared to be an experienced rider. Photo/file
Police say the Tauranga man killed in a motorcycle crash in Waikato yesterday appeared to be an experienced rider. Photo/file

The name of the Tauranga man killed in a motorcycle crash in the Waikato has been released.

Police have named the man as 60-year-old Ivan Philip Stanbridge.

Mr Stanbridge died of his injuries after the crash on Old Te Aroha Rd about 4pm.

Police said in a statment the Serious Crash Unit would continue to investigate the crash and no further information.

Waikato road policing manager Inspector Freda Grace told NZME the man was driving home towards Tauranga when he's travelled up over the brow of a hill.

Mrs Grace said initial investigations suggested the man crossed the centre line.

The man was believed to be an experienced rider, she said.

"It was a lovely day and with the exception of the fact that he's crossed the centre line and potentially may have been going a little bit fast he was doing everything else right because his bike was registered and warranted and he had all the safety gear; had on proper bike pants and jacket."

The crash brings the Waikato district's road toll to 30 deaths.

- Bay of Plenty Times

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