Man changed in relation to triple fatal in court

A man facing a careless driving charge in relation to the fatal crash which killed three people in the Bay of Plenty has been remanded on bail.

David Michael Cox, 46, appeared in the Whakatāne District Court today.

Cox was arrested following an investigating to the crash which killed Sole Raroa, 55, David Reginald Te Wira Eparaima, 55 and Haki Graham Hiha, 40, on February 26.

Bay of Plenty road policing manager Inspector Brent Crowe says the crash involved four trucks, three of which were engaged in road maintenance at the time, with the fourth truck travelling east towards Matata.

No plea was entered during today’s court appearance and Judge Louis Bidois remanded Cox on bail until April 17.

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