Police can now name the man who died when the
van he was in crashed off the Mangatapu Bridge, Tauranga, on
24-year-old Gregory Mark Woledge from
Tauranga was the driver of the Toyota van which collided
with the Mitsubishi car on the bridge.
The police officer
who helped rescue the passenger from the same van can now be
named as Constable Deane O'Connor a member of the Strategic
Traffic Unit at Western Bay of Plenty Police.
O'Connor does not wish to speak publicly about his actions
at this stage. He is a modest man and the enormity of
Monday's events is not lost on him. He is taking some time
to reflect on what occurred.
Police are continuing to
investigate the cause of the crash and are still keen to
hear from any witnesses who haven't yet spoken to the
Anyone with information about this crash is asked
to contact Tauranga Police on 07 577
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