Emergency services were alerted to the single-vehicle crash on Waverley Beach Rd, Waverley, just after 4am on May 29, after a passerby came across the accident
The sole male occupant died at the scene. He was 54-year-old Robert Collins, of Waverley.
Mr Collins’ family requests privacy at this difficult time.
Police have also released the name of the motorcyclist who died at the scene of a car vs motorbike collision in Okaiawa on Friday 7 June.
He was 33-year-old Dylan Barnard of South Taranaki.
According to a Stuff report, there have been 12 deaths on Taranaki roads in the past 6 months.
Police are expecting road users to be vigilant, and report any misuse of public roads that could be considered dangerous.