Tractor driver killed near Waimate

18:01, Dec 06 2012

A 47-year-old Waimate man was killed yesterday when the tractor he was driving overturned.

The incident occurred on a farm in the Ikawai area along Hakataramea Highway. Police responded to the scene shortly before 12pm.

The man, who has not been identified, was working on a farm in the area but was not the property owner, according to Waimate police senior sergeant Mike van der Heyden.

The tractor overturned in hilly country, he said. The incident remains under investigation.


The Timaru Herald