Speed kills

Last updated 13:13 07/02/2013
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TRAGIC ACCIDENT: Cobie Levi Detroit Stringer.

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A 24-year-old man from Havelock has admitted causing the death of an aspiring young Maniototo man last year after driving at a dangerous speed.

Cobie Levi Detroit Stringer died and three others were injured after the Subaru car they were travelling in rolled on the Ranfurly-Patearoa Rd, 12 kilometres east of Ranfurly in Central Otago, after Cameron Zane Roberts failed to take a moderate left-hand bend on March 5.

Roberts appeared in the Alexandra District Court this morning and admitted to driving at a dangerous speed causing death.

An investigation found Roberts was driving between 126kmh and 132kmh at the time of the crash.

Mr Stringer, a keen sportsman and former head boy of Maniototo Area School, was not wearing a seatbelt and died at the scene after being thrown from the car when it rolled.

Roberts was remanded until May 1 for sentencing.

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