Police release name of constable killed in south Auckland crash

Naomi McRae.
Naomi McRae. Photo credit: New Zealand Police

Constable Naomi McRae, 35, has been named as the police officer who died on Saturday after a crash in Karaka on Thursday.

The crash involved a collision between a truck and a car. According to the Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter, the car caught fire and Const McRae was trapped inside.

Const McRae was off-duty at the time of the crash on Linwood Rd. She was airlifted to Auckland City Hospital in a critical condition.

Counties Manukau District Commander Superintendent Jill Rogers said Const McRae was well-loved and respected by her colleagues across the district.

"Naomi's tragic passing has deeply affected a number of staff and friends in the Police whānau," said Rogers.

Const McRae had served Counties Manukau since graduating Police College in 2014.

"Most recently she was working in our family harm team - Whāngaia Ngā Pā Harakeke," said Supt Rogers.

"She worked with a number of vulnerable victims toward reducing the impact of family harm."

Const McRae was a runner and was training towards the Boston Marathon in April.

"Naomi had run a number of marathons in the past, including running the New York Marathon for charity," said Supt Rogers.

The police investigation into the crash is still continuing.