6 Jun 2013

Hubbard crash trial adjourned

10:11 am on 6 June 2013

The trial of a man charged with causing the death of Allan Hubbard has been adjourned because new evidence has come to light.

The Canterbury businessman was killed when the car he and his wife were in collided with a four-wheel-drive north of Oamaru in September 2011.

Andy Earl from Mosgiel has pleaded not guilty to charges of careless driving causing death and careless driving causing injury to Mr Hubbard's wife, Jean, who suffered broken ribs in the crash.

After hearing evidence from several witnesses, police and experts, Judge Gary MacAskill adjourned the hearing so new evidence could be considered.The judge is not saying what the evidence is.

Police now have until 19 July to make any necessary investigations before the hearing can resume.