Kurt Bayer is a Herald reporter based in Christchurch

Off-duty soldier killed by truck named

File photo / NZ Herald
File photo / NZ Herald

The Australian soldier who died after being struck by a truck and trailer on Saturday has been named by police.

Victoria man Duncan John Orr, 31, was walking on State Highway 1 near Burnham Military Camp when he was hit about 12.30am.

He was not on duty at the time of the accident, a NZ Defence Force spokesman said.

Police are continuing their investigation into the death.

- nzherald.co.nz and APNZ

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