Deceased persons named in Pudding Hill Road crash

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Police have released the names of the two men involved in the fatality near Methven last Saturday. Photo file.

Police have released the names of the two people who died following a crash on Pudding Hill Road, near Methven, in the early hours of last Saturday.

They were Sukhjeet Singh, 32, of Leeston and Gurdeep, 28, of Methven.

The men were involved in a single vehicle crash into the Rangitata Diversion Race on Pudding Hill Road, near Methven on July 3 at 1am. 

The passenger was found in the vehicle but the Police National Dive Squad was deployed to assist in the search for the driver, who was found 500m downstream of the crash site.

Enquiries into the circumstances of the crash are continuing.

Police extend sympathies to their family and friends.