Police have confirmed the two people killed in a horror crash on the M1 Motorway last month were former Nowra residents John Cerezo and Cathy Camileri.
The couple died in a fiery multiple-vehicle collision at West Wollongong on June 28.
Wollongong police commander, Detective Superintendent Chris Craner said at the time, the victims had been in a car got caught between two trucks before bursting into flames in the southbound lane near the Mount Keira Road overpass.
Mr Cerezo was the Nowra Town bandmaster from 1995-1997.
The current bandmaster, Ross Saddler, had fond memories of the man affectionately known as "the band gypsy".
"He would spend a couple of years with different bands and then move on," Mr Saddler said.
"He was with Wollongong City brass band, bands in Sydney and out at Parkes.
"After he was bandmaster here, he moved to Wollongong and took on the Miners' Federation Band."
It is understood that Mr Cerezo used to drive buses for Nowra Coaches, and Ms Camileri worked in schools.
Police believe a silver Ford Territory travelling south and a Prime Mover (Mack Truck) with a dog trailer attached initially collided on June 28.
As a result four more vehicles - a Mitsubishi Pajero, an Isuzu rigid truck, a Honda Odyssey, and a Toyota Prado - were also impacted.
Subsequently, the Mitsubishi Pajero and an Isuzu truck became engulfed in flames.
The driver and passenger of the Mitsubishi Pajero were trapped in the vehicle and died at the scene.
Following investigations, police arrested the driver of the Ford Territory, a 65-year-old Lansdowne man.
He was granted conditional bail and will appear at Wollongong Local Court on July 23.