Police have named three people who died in separate car crashes in the Bay of Plenty and Central Hawkes Bay on Sunday.
A two-vehicle crash on State Highway 1 north of Taupo killed 18-year-old Stevie Rangataua Alexander from Auckland. She died at the scene.
Later that afternoon 68-year-old Monty Broughton from Taupo was involved in a single vehicle crash and he passed away the same day in Rotorua Hospital.
Police are investigating the circumstances around the accident which killed Mr Broughton.
In Central Hawkes Bay 20-year-old Bradley Charles Dobby was killed in a crash on State Highway 2 near Waipawa.