Fatal truck accident in Northern Southland

NEIL RATLEY
Last updated 14:01 08/04/2014
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BARRY HARCOURT/Fairfax NZ

A bulk spreader overturned on farmland near the Key in Northern Southland. Te Anau volunteer Fire Brigade was in attendance.

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A man has been killed on a Northern Southland property after the fertiliser spreader truck he was operating overturned.

Senior Sergeant Steve Aitken, of Dunedin, said emergency services were called to a property on the Te Anau Mossburn Highway at 10.20am after a report was received about the incident.

When emergency services arrived at the scene the man had already died, Aitken said.

A witness at the scene, earlier this morning, said the truck was upside down and a helicopter was waiting. 

A canvas cover had been set up next to the cab truck as emergency services worked on the driver.

No further details are available.

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- The Southland Times

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