Police have released the name of the man who died in a crash near Taihape on January 15.

He was 25-year-old Hohepa Cadwallader from Whanganui.

The crash occurred at 4.40pm and reportedly involved a truck and a van.

Cadwallader sustained serious injuries and died at the scene.

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Police have referred his death to the Coroner and the Serious Crash Unit have examined the crash scene.