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