14 Aug 2013

Dead bridge van driver named

10:33 am on 14 August 2013

Police have named the man who died when a van he was driving plunged off a Tauranga bridge after a three way collision on Monday night.

He was Gregory Mark Woledge, 24, from Tauranga.

A passenger in the submerged van managed to escape and get to shore with the help of a police officer, who has been named as Constable Deane O'Connor.

Police said Constable O'Connor does not want to speak publicly about what he did at this stage and is taking time to reflect on what happened.