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Charge Follows Fatal Petone Road Crash

CHARGE FOLLOWS FATAL PETONE ROAD CRASH
New Zealand Police Wellington News Release
9:29am 9 December 2008
http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release.html?id=4566


A 45-year-old truck driver will face a charge of careless driving causing death and has been summonsed to appear in the Lower Hutt District Court on 20 January 2009.

Inspector Richard Chambers, Lower Hutt Police Area Commander, said the information has been laid following the completion of the fatal Petone crash investigation.

The crash happened on 19 June on The Esplanade, Petone, and claimed the life of Superintendent Steve Fitzgerald, the national manager of the Police Communications Centres, who had been cycling home from work.

Inspector Chambers said Mr Fitzgerald's family has been advised of the prosecution decision.

As the case is now before the court, police will not be making further comment.


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