Wellington Scoop

Driver killed in collision between vehicle and train, on crossing near Levin

There has been another fatal crash on State Highway One. This one involved a passenger train and a vehicle, on a crossing at Phau near Levin.

The driver of the vehicle died at the scene. There were no other injuries.

SH 1 remained open but Bishops Road was closed affecting some traffic. The Serious Crash Unit will be investigating.

Wellington.Scoop – September 21
There’s been a fatal crash on State Highway One, south of Foxton. Police were called at 10:10am after two cars collided on Levin Road.

One of the drivers died at the scene, the other is critically injured. The driver who died was 83-year-old Brian Desmond Shirnack.

The Serious Crash Unit were in attendance and the road was closed in both directions, with traffic management in place.