Driver awaits sentence

HE man charged over the death of Alstonville teenager Hannah Loker in a car crash last year was yesterday remanded in custody to await his sentence on Monday.

Angus Francis Reid Adams, 22, who has pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing death, appeared yesterday in the Lismore District Court for sentencing, however the hearing was adjourned.

Adams' representative, Peter Davis, told the court his client had shown considerable remorse through his actions and statements since the accident on July 25 last year.

Mr Davis said police had asked Adams at the acci- dent scene if he was all right and, despite having a ruptured spleen, said he was fine and his only concern was for Ms Loker.

"My client has also written a letter to the Loker family expressing his remorse," he said.

"Crash investigators said alcohol contributed to the crash but there was no suggestion of speed, reckless or exhibitionist driving."

Adams, from the Brisbane suburb of Greenslopes, was joined by a support group of almost 20 family and friends, while Ms Loker's family viewed the proceedings from the court room's upstairs gallery.

The court heard Adams was a jeweller by trade and had been working with his grandfather in Brisbane for the past seven years.

"He has good prospects in his trade for the future," Mr Davis said.

Judge McGuire adjourned the sentencing hearing to the Lismore District Court on Monday.

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