Police have released the name of the man killed in a crash near Te Puke.
The man was 18-year-old Jasper Lewin Stamme, a seasonal worker from Te Puke.
Mr Stamme had been travelling in a vehicle when it was in collision with two others near Manoeka Rd, north of Te Puke township on Friday afternoon.
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The crash prompted the closure of Te Puke Highway for several hours as police officers and other emergency services worked to investigate and clear the scene.
Police said in a statement thoughts were with Mr Stamme's loved ones during this sad time.