26 Apr 2010

Soldier killed in crash near Linton army base

3:40 pm on 26 April 2010

A soldier has been killed in a crash near the Linton army base in Manawatu.

Private Te Tahuna Tahapeehi, 21, died at the scene after his motorcycle collided with a car at the intersection of Bells and Camp roads at 9.45am on Monday.

He was a member of the Second Logistics Battalion.

The 20-year-old woman driver of the car, who is also in the military, was not hurt and is being monitored for shock at the Linton Camp Hospital.

The crash comes a day after three Air Force crew members were killed after their Iroquois helicopter crashed on the way to Anzac Day commemorations in Wellington.

A fourth person remains in hospital with critical injuries on Monday.