18 Apr 2011

Man charged with manslaughter after fatal crash

10:49 am on 18 April 2011

Police in Nelson have charged a man with manslaughter after the front seat passenger in a car he was driving, died in a collision on Saturday night.

Detective Sergeant Mark Kaveney says the car slid sideways into oncoming traffic on Main Road, Stoke.

He says the accused is a disqualified driver.

Travis Cole Russ, 21, died at the scene.

A passenger in the other car suffered head and leg injuries and is to undergo surgery.