Police have released the name of a man who died when he was
hit by a train at Lincoln Rd in Christchurch last night.
He was Murray Bruce Miller, 26, of Christchurch.
Police said initial enquiries indicated Mr Miller and another
person had been walking on Lincoln Road towards Moorhouse
Avenue shortly after 10pm last night, when he attempted to
cross the railway crossing.
Lights and bells were sounding at time.
Mr Miller was hit by the front of the train and was carried
some distance down the railway line. He was pronounced dead
at the scene
The death has been referred to the coroner.
KiwiRail is supporting the train driver, and a spokeswoman
said it would have been a "very traumatic experience".
He has been stood down for a minimum period of three days as
a matter of procedure.
The driver will take as much time off as he needs, and will
also be offered counselling, the spokeswoman said.
"Some of our drivers want to get back into work straight away
- others seek a different approach," she said.
KiwiRail today urged people to always take care at level