5 May 2010

Driver charged over death of German cyclist

3:23 pm on 5 May 2010

A truck driver charged with causing the death of a German cyclist in Manawatu has appeared in the Marton District Court.

Mia Pusch, 19, was on a cycling and backpacking trip through New Zealand when she was hit by a truck and trailer unit near Bulls in January this year.

The 66-year-old driver appeared in court on Wednesday and has been charged with careless driving causing death.

The man was granted interim name suppression and will reappear on 20 May.