Police have named the 4 individuals who died in a crash close to Ashburton final week.
They had been Jonathan Campbell, 54, of Auckland; Avinash Chand, 33; Sheryll Cairns, 66; and Donald Wallace, 61, all of Christchurch.
They died after a truck and van collided on Cochranes Street and Wakanui Street in Elgin.
Space Commander Inspector David Gaskin final week instructed RNZ it appeared the van went by way of a managed intersection because the truck handed in a “second’s carelessness”.
“That is an absolute tragedy,” Gaskin stated.
The investigation into the crash is ongoing.