An Australian soldier working with the New Zealand Army has
died after being struck truck and trailer in the early hours
of this morning.
The man was walking on State Highway 1 near Burnham Military
Camp when the accident happened around 12.30am, the NZ
Defence Force has confirmed.
A spokesman said the soldier was not on duty at the time the
The Serious Crash Unit, Commercial Vehicle Investigation Unit
and local police have been investigating the cause of the
Next of kin have been informed, the NZDF said, but no further
details are available.