Putorino crash dead named
Mon, 04 Jun 2012 10:58a.m.
The names of the four men killed in a crash in northern Hawke's Bay on Sunday have been released by police.
They were 64-year-old Jack Huata, 64, Paul Thomas Parata (known as Boydie), 48, both of Raupunga, and Waipua locals Lou Phillip Wesley, 47, and 42-year-old James Raupita.
The farm workers died in a crash near Putorino, 60 kilometres north of Napier.
A passing motorist saw a Mitsubishi Pajero 4WD over a bank on Waikare Road just off State Highway 2 on Sunday morning.
Police say they are continuing their investigation into the crash and had yet to determine when it took place.
The men had been drinking at a local hotel the night before and police say alcohol was a factor in the crash.
Three of the men were thrown from the vehicle.
The four had been working at Moeangiangi Station - the same sheep station where four people from a shearing gang had been working before the car they were in crashed head-on near Mohaka in January.
That crash claimed the lives of Wairoa quartet Watson Oliver Tipu, 31, Kennedy James Weir, 49, and half-brothers Raimon Keefe, 16, and Zyah Gianni Marsh, 13.
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6/06/2012 10:43:01 p.m.
does anyone know when the funeral is and where
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