Man dies in crash near Opotiki

Police have released the name of the man who died following a crash on State Highway 2 near Opotiki.

55 year-old Carl Wayne Holmberg from Gisborne, died in the crash on Saturday afternoon.

While a 54 year-old woman and 14 year-old girl are still in a stable condition in the intensive cre unit.

The pair were taken by helicopter to Tauranga Hospital in a serious and moderate condition.

The Serious Crash Unit examined the scene after the crash involving two cars near Woodlands Road.

Police extend their sympathies to Mr Holmberg's family and friends.

Sam Gardner