Two men killed on Bay of Plenty roads this week have been named by police.

Lawrence Mio Kerr, 51, from Torere near Opotiki, was the driver of a fully laden logging truck which rolled after failing to negotiate a right-hand bend on State Highway 35 near Waihau Bay on Tuesday.

Mr Kerr was trapped in the cab after the truck came off the road and overturned into a ditch, police said. He died at the scene.

Motorcyclist Clinton Hunter, 26, from Tauranga, died in a collision with a car around 7pm yesterday on Carmichael Rd, Tauranga. Initial enquiries indicate a Peugeot being driven by an elderly woman turned into the path of Mr Hunter's bike, police said.


The car's driver sustained minor injuries and was taken to Tauranga Hospital.

The causes of both crashes were still under investigation.