Police have released the names of the victims of two fatal accidents.

Nathan David Karatau died in a fatal crash on Rangitikei Line in Newbury on the outskirts of Palmerston North last Wednesday.

The 34-year-old Marton man died after two trucks crashed just hours after the official holiday road toll ended.

Police have also named the motorcyclist who died following a collision with a car on Cardrona Valley Rd on Friday.

He was Manfred Brand, 47, a Swiss national.

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Brand was working in New Zealand at the time of his death.

The Serious Crash Unit is still investigating the crash.

The 2017 road toll already stands at nine.