14 Jan 2011

Man charged over death of Manawatu cyclist

5:32 pm on 14 January 2011

A careless driving charge has been laid against a man over the death of a Manawatu cyclist.

Patricia Fraser, from Longburn near Palmerston North, died in November last year while training for an endurance race around Lake Taupo.

Mrs Fraser and a friend were riding single file when hit by a car travelling in the same direction.

Police say a 45-year-old man from Marton has been charged with careless driving causing death.

He is due to appear in the Feilding District Court on 26 January.