Man killed in tractor accident named

A man killed when his tractor tipped down a bank and landed on rail lines north of Taumaranui has been named.

He was Justice Erni, aged 28, of Taumaranui.

The fatal crash happened about 10am yesterday on Ongarue-Waimiha Rd near Ongarue village.

At the time, Mr Erni - who drove for a local agricultural company - was towing a haymaking implement.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said the serious crash unit and commercial vehicle investigation unit were both investigating.

Mr Erni's death will also be referred to the coroner.


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