Police have released the names of two people killed in Taranaki car crashes during the last two weeks.
Robert Collins, 54, of Waverley died after a single-vehicle crash on Waverley Beach Rd, Waverley, on May 29.
A passerby came across the crash scene about 4am but Collins, who was the only occupant in the car, died at the scene.
It appeared the crash happened on a moderate right-hand bend near the intersection of Waipipi Rd.
A little more than a week later, Dylan Barnard, 33, of South Taranaki, died after his motorcycle was in a collision with a car at the intersection of Normanby and Tito roads, Okaiawa, on June 7.
Emergency services responded to the callout at 3pm.
A second person was taken to Taranaki Base Hospital after suffering moderate injuries.
These were two of three fatalities on Taranaki roads in a 10-day period.
On June 4, about 3.50am, Jason Steve Cooper, of Hamilton, was found dead on State Highway 3/Mokau Rd at Mimi, just north of Urenui.
The truck driver was heading south towards New Plymouth and had failed to take a slight bend in the road before hitting a bank.
The 36-year-old's body was found on the opposite side of the highway to his crashed rig. It is believed he was struck by a north-bound truck but the full circumstances of how this happened remain under police investigation.
To date, there have been 12 deaths on the region's roads between January 1 and June 10, 2019.
Records kept by the Taranaki Daily News show there were 17 deaths in total last year - the worst road toll for the region in nine years.