Police are wanting to talk to anyone who saw or spoke to a man before he died in a crash in Napier last month.

Matthew Kyte, a 36-year-old from Napier, was the sole occupant of a car which crashed into a tree on Lamason St about 4.10am on Saturday, September 16.

Inquiries so far have confirmed Kyte was seen by and engaged with members of the public on Hastings St in Napier, and also at the Z Energy petrol station on Kennedy Rd, between 3am and 3.15am that day.

Kyte is described as Caucasian, about 175cm tall, balding and wears glasses.


He was wearing a blue and white tie-dyed T-shirt and blue jeans.

His dark blue Toyota Prado station wagon was last seen heading along Kennedy Rd towards the Napier CBD about 3.15am.

Police are asking for anyone who saw Kyte or his vehicle between 3.15am and 4.10am on September 16, to contact police on (06) 877 0609.

Information can also be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.