Man killed in tractor accident

A man who was killed when a tractor he was driving rolled at a Lower Moutere property this morning has been named by police.

He was Gary Noel Wakefield, aged 67, of Motueka.

The accident happened about 8.25am this morning when the man was mowing an apple orchard in Seaview Ave.

Workers in the area were unable to free the man who was pinned underneath the tractor and died at the scene.

A Worksafe New Zealand spokesperson said they were notified of the incident and an investigation underway.