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Source: New Zealand Police (District News)

A man has died in a collision between a tractor and a train in Orari, between Geraldine and Temuka, last night.

It happened at the railway crossing on Hawke Road around 10:10pm.

The driver of the tractor received medical attention at the scene but unfortunately was not able to be revived.

The train driver was uninjured.

Hawke Road was closed for a time while the Serious Crash Unit examined the scene.

Inquiries into the circumstances of the crash are ongoing.

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Issued by the Police Media Centre

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