The victims from three recent fatal crashes have been named.

Police said Whetu Peke, 17, of Ngatea died when he was hit by a car on February 10 on Wharepoa West Rd in Kerepehi, Waikato.

The driver of the car was assisting with inquiries.

The two people killed in a crash on SH3 south of Otorohanga on February 10 were Albertus Koopen, 80, of Otorohanga and Richard Rauwhero, 45, of Taumarunui.


The investigation into the crash is ongoing.

And the woman killed in a crash on Tauhei Rd, near Morrinsville on February 9 was 34-year-old Casey Walker of Morrinsville.

Her husband suffered minor injuries in the crash.

The Serious Crash Unit is investigating.