Police have released the name of a man who died after his car crashed into the water off State Highway 25 on the Coromandel Peninsula.

The early morning crash, south of Kereta, happened last Tuesday after a car “reportedly hit a power pole and crashed into the water”.

In an update, police named the man as 32-year-old Eli Boyd Wallace, from Auckland.

“Our thoughts are with his family and loved ones,” police said.

“Enquiries into the circumstances of the crash are ongoing.”

The crash happened near Russek Road and closed SH25 for several hours.

Earlier this week, police appealed to witnesses of the crash or anybody with relevant dash camera footage to contact authorities.

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