16 Feb 2013

Australian soldier dies after hit by truck

6:00 pm on 16 February 2013

Police have confirmed the man killed after being hit by a truck near Rolleston in Christchurch early on Saturday morning was an Australian soldier.

They say the man was walking on State Highway 1 near Burnham about 12.30am when he was struck by a truck and trailer.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police have interviewed the driver of the truck and they say initial indications are the death was accidental, but investigations are ongoing.