Man charged and due in court following fatal crash

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A 31-year-old man has now been charged in connection with the fatal car crash on the Esterley Tibbetts Highway on Wednesday, 30 November 2011.  He has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving and it is anticipated that he will appear in court later today, Tuesday 6 December 2011. 

The man killed in the wreck was identified as St. Matthew’s University graduate student Richard Martin, 52.
 

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What remained of accident victim Richard Martin’s car on Wednesday, 1 December 2011.
Brent Fuller

1 COMMENT

  1. You released the name of the name that was killed on Esterley Tibbetts the day that it happened. Why won’t you release the name of the man who killed Richard? It is clear who committed this terrible act last week and took the life of a father, husband and friend. It only seems fair if you release this man’s name.

  2. As with the previous comment why isn’t the man’s name being released as he has been charged? How about some openness and transparency?

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