Police have released the name of the two people who died in a crash with a logging truck on State Highway 2.
Thirty-five-year-old Christopher Roughton and 28-year-old Anna-Jo Liddell, both of Whakatane, died when their vehicle collided with a logging truck near Pukehina on Thursday afternoon.
"Police extend our sympathies to their family and friends," says a police spokesperson.
Thursday afternoon's crash was the third fatal crash in the Bay of Plenty last week.
Police are still investigating the causes of both these fatal crashes.