A 27-year-old man was hit and killed by a truck and trailer
unit on SH3 in the Rangitikei last night.
The crash happened just after 10pm near the Wanganui Road
intersection in Turakina.
The truck driver and other witnesses gave first aid to the
man but he died a short time later at the scene.
The truck driver was uninjured but is shaken from the
Officers are in the process of formally speaking to him and
Early indications suggest the man was attempting to hitchhike
to Wanganui and stepped into the path of the truck.
Anyone who may have seen the incident is urged to contact