Two vehicles collided at the intersection of Fraser Street and Fifteenth Avenue, Tauranga at approximately 8.20pm on Saturday, April 17.
One of the vehicles then struck a street sign and its driver, 21 year old Blaze Kawau of Tauranga, was killed instantly. A 21 year old female passenger in the vehicle was taken to Tauranga Hospital with serious injuries.
The driver of the second motor vehicle was uninjured.
The intersection was closed for a couple hours while the Police Serious Crash Unit investigated and enquiries into the cause of the crash are continuing.