Man killed when tractor crashes down bank

A man was killed when his tractor tipped down a bank and landed on rail lines north of Taumarunui this morning.

The crash happened around 10am on Ongarue-Waimiha Road near the outskirts of Ongarue village, police said.

The man in his 20s was towing a haymaking implement when the crash happened.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police were investigating and the railway line was closed until a scene examination was completed.


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