Police have released the names of three Northland people killed last night when their vehicle rolled west of Dargaville.
They were Susanna Stewart, who was 48; Sadie Stewart, who was 16, both of Paparoa; and 18-year-old James Wearmouth from Maungaturoto.
The three were in a group of seven travelling home from the beach in a ute that failed to take a bend on Bayly's Coast Road and hit a tree.
All three victims died at the scene of the accident.
The driver and another passenger suffered minor injuries, but two men on the tray of the ute were thrown off when it hit the tree, and taken to hospital.
Police are considering charges against the driver.