Police have released the name of the man who died in a crash on State Highway 2, south of Katikati, on Monday.
Steven Antony Hart was the driver of the car involved in a crash with a truck and 4x4 vehicle.
A police spokesperon says two cars and one truck were involved in the crash. The truck caught on fire and so did one of the cars.
"Police extend our sympathies to the 34-year-old's family and friends at this time.
"The Serious Crash Unit investigation continues."