Driver charged over fatal crash

Last updated 16:20 08/01/2014

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The driver of a car involved in a Tauranga bridge crash that killed electrician Greg Woledge has been charged by police.

Police today charged the 45-year-old driver of a Mitsubishi that crashed into the electrician's van on the Maungatapu causeway bridge on August 12 last year, SunLive reported.

The van, driven by Woledge, 24, was shunted through the bridge railings and into the harbour.

A Tauranga man has been charged with careless driving causing death and injury, falsifying his logbook, possession of cannabis for supply and possession of cannabis seeds and utensils, SunLive said.

He will appear in the Tauranga District Court on February 14.

The van plunged about five metres into Rangataua Bay on the south side of the causeway.

Woledge's passenger was rescued by Constable Deane O'Connor, who dived into the water.

The three people in the Mitsubishi were taken to hospital with minor to moderate injuries.

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