5 Sep 2016

Bus driver charged over death of tourist

4:57 pm on 5 September 2016

A bus driver has been charged over the death of an American tourist after a bus reversed into him in a carpark at Mt Nicholas Station near Queenstown.

A police spokesperson said the 62-year-old woman had been charged with careless operation of a vehicle causing death, following the incident on 15 April.

The 73-year-old man was taken to Queenstown Hospital where he died from his injuries.

The woman is due to appear in the Queenstown District Court later this month.