26 Sep 2018

Man accused of killing Taranaki teen in car crash named

7:34 pm on 26 September 2018

The man accused of causing the death a Taranaki teenager in a car crash last month can now be named.

Name suppression lapsed today for Kevin Ronald Bishell, who is charged with dangerous driving causing death, possession of cannabis, possession of utensils to smoke methamphetamine and refusing to give a blood sample.

Eighteen-year-old Olivia Renee Keightley-Trigg died when a ute driven by Mr Bishell crossed the centreline on State Highway 3 just south of Waitara early on 28 August.

The 37-year-old Waitara man pleaded not guilty to the charges last week and chose trial by jury.