6 Apr 2010

Driver charged over death of cyclist

8:23 pm on 6 April 2010

A truck driver has been charged in relation to the death of a German tourist while cycling on 5 January.

Mia Pusch, 19, was on a cycling and backpacking trip through New Zealand when she was hit by a truck and trailer unit 4km north of Bulls.

A man, 66, from Whanganui, is charged with careless driving causing death.

He will appear in the Marton District Court on 5 May.