5 Jun 2014

Tourist pleads guilty to driving charge

1:43 pm on 5 June 2014

An American tourist whose campervan was involved in a fatal crash near Coromandel has admitted a charge of careless driving causing death.

The crash occurred near Whitianga on Friday.

Police say Cody James Dickey crossed the centre line and crashed into an oncoming ute, killing a 52-year-old woman and seriously injuring another person.

Mr Dickey, 23, has also pleaded guilty to a charge of careless driving causing injury.

The case was resuming in Hamilton District Court on Thursday afternoon.