An Australian soldier was killed this morning after being hit by a truck near Burnham.
The man was walking along State Highway 1 when he was bit by a truck and trailer unit about 12.30am.
The NZ Defence Force said the man was an Australian soldier working with the New Zealand Army.
He was not on duty when the accident happened.
Next of kin had been informed but no further details were available.
The Serious Crash Unit, Commercial Vehicle Investigation Unit and local police are investigating the cause of the crash.
- The Press
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