5 Feb 2019

Teenager denies manslaughter charge after fatal crash

2:32 pm on 5 February 2019

A teenager will face a jury trial over the death of a 17-year-old Tauranga woman.

18072016 Photo: Rebekah Parsons-King. Wellington High Court.

Photo: RNZ / Rebekah Parsons-King

Halayna Wagstaff died following a car crash near Te Puke in July last year.

Jason Whero Anaru-Emery, 18, is facing several charges in relation to her death, including manslaughter, kidnapping and male assaults female.

He denied those charges in the High Court in Tauranga this morning.

He is due to stand trial in the High Court in Hamilton in November.