Police have named the man who died in a two-car collision in Hastings over the weekend.

He was 54-year-old Ross Leslie Hallgarth of Hastings.

Mr Hallgarth was killed on Saturday in the crash on York Rd, Hastings, about 11am.

Hawke's Bay Road Policing group sergeant Paul Ormerod said a ute travelling east had been overtaken by a small green vehicle.


A Suzuki car travelling west had then taken evasive action and lost control, crashing head-on into the ute.

Yesterday Mr Ormerod said police's sympathies were with Mr Hallgarth's family and friends.

"Hawke's Bay Police are grateful to the people who have come forward and provided information which may help in the investigation into a fatal car [crash]," he said.

The second vehicle in the crash did not stop after the incident. The vehicle was described as being a colour like dark green, from the 1990's, in rough condition and possibly a Honda Accord.

"Several people have called Police following our appeal yesterday, however, we are still yet to locate the second driver involved in the crash," Mr Ormerod said.

"Police are very keen to speak to this person and we encourage them, and anyone else with information which may be of interest, to contact us immediately."

-Anyone with information is asked to call Hastings Police on 06 831 0700.
Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.