Man killed in Gisborne crash named

Police have named the man killed in a crash near Gisborne.

Patrick Raukawa, 59, of Gisborne, died when his four-wheel-drive left State Highway 2 south of Gisborne some time on Thursday night, and plunged 60 metres down a bank.

The vehicle went through dense vegetation before coming to rest slightly on its roof.

A crane was used at about midday yesterday to haul vehicle back up to the highway, and it was then taken to Gisborne.

- APNZ

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