Charges follow cyclist's death

01:26, Jul 30 2014
Jocelyn Lee Goodwin
MEMORIAL RIDE: Jocelyn Lee Goodwin, 51, was killed in a crash in April. This picture, was taken in August 2012 at a Bike Manawatu Dinner.

A Palmerston North man has been charged over the death of accomplished cyclist and former Hokowhitu School deputy principal Jocelyn Lee Goodwin.

Jason Paul McGahey, 43, appeared before a registrar in the Palmerston North District Court this morning charged with careless driving causing Goodwin's death.

The charge carries a maximum penalty of three months' imprisonment or a $4500 fine, and a minimum driver's licence disqualification of six months.

Goodwin died in April at the scene of a crash, which involved a truck-and-trailer unit, on Summerhill Drive.

Goodwin was an avid cyclist who competed in Masters events, especially time trials.

McGahey was remanded until next month.


Manawatu Standard