Family, kāinga say goodbye to Tongan man killed in Auckland motorway crash

The person who died on Auckland’s Southern Motorway after they were struck by a vehicle on Saturday 15 has been identified.

Napole Noa. Photo/Supplied

Napole Noa, 43, was the victim of the crash at the northbound lanes of the motorway from Princes Street, Otāhūhu.

His family have confirmed the news on social media saying he would be laid to rest tomorrow, Wednesday 25 at a Papatoetoe cemetery.

Reports shortly after the fatal incident said the northbound lanes were blocked following the incident, which happened at about 5.20am.

“The initial indication was there were serious injuries but police have since confirmed a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle and died at the scene”, the New Zealand Herald reported at the time.

The Serious Crash Unit is investigating, and the driver is assisting police with enquiries.

It is understood Noa’s family reported him missing shortly after he failed to return on the night of the crash.  

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