Police have released the name of a man killed in a motorbike
crash in Waikato on Sunday.
He was 40-year-old Ashley Keith Smith of Northland.
Police said Mr Smith died after losing control of his
north-bound Suzuki in wet conditions on the Waikato
Expressway near Rangiriri, north of Huntly, about 7pm.
Mr Smith's death was the 38th fatal crash to occur in the
Waikato this year and brings the district's road toll to 42
compared to 49 for the same period last year.