Reeffton, New Zealand: Married couple killed on a passive level crossing.

21 May

A married couple were killed when the car in which they were travelling collided with a freight train on the passive level crossing on Landing Creek Road at Rotokohu, north-east of Reefton. The collision occurred at approximately 13.00 on May 21st, 2014. A KiwiRail spokesperson has said that this is the first collision there in a decade.

However, In January 2014 a woman died of injuries sustained when the ute in which she was travelling was hit by a train on the nearby Swamp Creek Road level crossing near Inangahua. This accident was also on a passive level crossing.

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