Gisborne police continue to investigate whether alcohol was a factor in a horror car crash which killed four people.
It happened on State Highway 2, just south of Te Karaka, on Saturday night.
Three passengers in a Ford Explorer died when the vehicle crossed the centre line.
The 59-year-old driver managed to escape and was taken to hospital.
The driver in the oncoming van, 33-year-old Serena Smith from Whatatutu, was also killed.
Police says it's not known whether the driver of the Ford Explorer who crossed the centre line had been drinking.
Police say the families and witnesses to the crash are assisting police with their investigation.
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