A Hamilton man who admitted crashing into a group of cyclists, killing one, has been sentenced to 12 months' jail.
Craig Goulsbro, 49, was one of 14 cyclists riding on Puketaha Rd near Gordonton about 6.20pm on July 1 when a car driven by Nicholas James Dryland crashed into them, killing Goulsbro and injuring two others.
In the Hamilton District Court this afternoon, Dryland was sentenced by Judge Philip Connell to 12 months' jail and disqualified from driving for 2 1/2 years.
The 22-year-old was also ordered to pay $11,000 reparation.
Dryland had early pleaded guilty to a charge of aggravated careless use of a motor vehicle by illegally overtaking, causing the death of Goulsbro.
Dryland also pleaded guilty to two additional charges of aggravated careless use of a motor vehicle causing injury to William Donaldson and Christopher Smith.
Police said the crash occurred when Dryland's vehicle carried out an overtaking manoeuvre before pulling back into the group of cyclists to avoid an oncoming car.
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