13 May 2021

One dead in train-truck crash, pedestrian killed on expressway

8:29 pm on 13 May 2021

Two people are dead in separate vehicle accidents today.

Unexplained death in Taita, Lower Hutt early on Sunday 26th January 2020.  A Police cordon and crime scene invetsigation tent were in place Monday 27th January 2020.  Police Emergency tape.

Photo: RNZ / Patrice Allen

One person is dead after a crash involving a train and truck in Marton this afternoon.

The crash near Saunders Road was reported around 3:30pm.

The person who died was travelling in the truck, police said.

In another fatal accident, a pedestrian is dead after a crash on the Waikato Expressway this afternoon.

The Waikato Times is reporting that the pedestrian is believed to have been a road worker.

The crash, involving a pedestrian and a truck, was reported around 1:10pm on the expressway at Rangiriri.

An investigation into the circumstances of both crashes is underway.