18 Apr 2011

Driver charged over cyclist's death

4:09 pm on 18 April 2011

A 62-year-old woman has been charged over the death of a cyclist in Wellington.

Benjamin Lawless was killed when his bike and a car, which police say was driven by Yvonne van Roy collided in the suburb of Karori in January this year.

Mr Lawless, 22, was due to start a new job within days of his death.

On the night of the crash, he was cycling home after cooking a roast dinner for his sister to celebrate her birthday.

Van Roy, an Associate Accounting Professor from Victoria University, is charged with careless driving causing his death.

She appeared before a Wellington District Court registrar on Monday and was remanded to reappear in court next month.