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Efforts to recover the car that plunged into the Mohaka River and killed three Mongrel Mob members will resume today.

An investigation into whether another vehicle may have caused the crash is also underway.

Salvage attempts had to be called off after a crane couldn't shift the car from the Hawke's Bay riverbed.

Was car shunted off Hawkes Bay highway? Police investigate Mongrel Mob crash

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Tributes have flowed for three people killed in yesterdays crash, while police consider a potential sinister cause to the crash.

Authorities are still investigating whether the car crashed accidentally or was shunted off the road.

Police believe two cars were involved and are calling for witnesses who might have seen a blue Japanese vehicle in the area.

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