Father and son killed in SH1 crash

Wednesday 19 December 2012, 1:48PM
By New Zealand Police

Two men killed in a road crash on SH1 between Tokoroa and Taupo yesterday can now be identified as Dilip Kataruka, aged 56 and Madhav Kataruka aged 19.

The father and son were from Jharkhand in Eastern Indian. They had arrived in New Zealand on 10 December to visit other family members in Auckland.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

A second investigation continues into the cause of a crash that killed a family of five on SH32 near Whakamaru.

The last confirmed sighting of the family remains 8pm on Sunday night (16 December) so police are still trying to trace their movements between that time and 1.40pm yesterday to try to establish exactly when the crash occurred.

Anyone with information about either of these crashes are asked to contact Taupo Police on 07 378 6060.