Man dead after tractor rolls down bank

01:28, Apr 10 2014

A young man is dead after the tractor he was driving ended up down a bank north of Taumarunui this morning.

The crash happened around 10am on Ongarue-Waimiha Road near the outskirts of the Ongarue village.

Police said the man, in his 20s, was towing a haymaking implement when the crash happened. 

The tractor ended up down a bank and resting on some railway tracks.

There were no other vehicles involved in the crash and the man was pronounced dead at the scene bu ambulance and police staff.

The Serious Crash Unit and the Taumarunui Police are continuing to investigate the crash. 

The railway tracks are closed until a scene examination is completed.

Police will not release any further details about the man until his next of kin has been informed.