A man has died after his tractor was hit by a train last night in Orari, South Canterbury.
The incident happened at the railway crossing on Hawke Rd at about 10.50pm.
A police spokesperson said the driver of the tractor received medical attention at the scene but was not able to be revived.
The train driver was uninjured.
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Hawke Rd was closed for a time while the Serious Crash Unit examined the scene.
"Inquiries into the circumstances of the crash are ongoing."