At about 5pm on Tuesday the 21 July, emergency services were notified of an incident on Te Ore Ore Rd, Masterton.
Initial enquiries have established that a 15 year old male student (the victim in this incident) had been on the back of a farm utility vehicle.
The vehicle was being driven by a 34 year old male family friend.
The pair had loaded a slat bed frame, a wooden cabinet and a fridge onto the back of the ute and had driven about 200 meters from the young persons home.
They intended to take the furniture further up the road to where the driver was going to be living.
The 15 year old was on the back of the ute holding onto the furniture when an extremely strong gust of wind has knocked the young person and all of the furniture onto the road.
It appears that the young person struck the road and sustained facial injuries.
Several motorists who came on the scene tried to assist with first aid, but the victim never regained consciousness.
Emergency staff who attended the scene described the weather conditions as atrocious but localised to that area.