Fatal car crash driver on 4 charges

By ADAM HICKS

A QUEENSLAND man charged over the death of Alstonville teenager Hannah Loker appeared in Lismore Local Court yesterday.

Angus Francis Reid Adams, 21, of Greenslopes, was allegedly driving a car while three times the legal blood alcohol limit when involved in the accident that killed Ms Loker.

He faces four charges over the incident: Aggravated dangerous driving (under the influence of alcohol) causing death, dangerous driving causing death, negligent driving causing death, and driving with a mid-range PCA.

Ms Loker died when the car in which she was a passenger crashed on Tanamera Road, Alstonville, at 4.50am on Sunday, July 25, last year.

The 17-year-old received critical head and internal injuries and was taken to the Lismore Base Hospital.

Her life support system was turned off on the afternoon of Monday, July 26.

Ms Loker's friends gathered two days later to lay flowers at the site of the crash, and outside the Main Street milk bar where they met every afternoon.

They also gathered on October 9, on what would have been Ms Locker's 18th birthday for a quiet day of mourning.

Adams and a second passenger, a 17-year-old Goonellabah youth, received minor injuries.

Adams allegedly registered a blood alcohol reading of 0.162 after the accident.

The case appeared briefly in court with Adams registering no pleas to the charges. Magistrate Elaine Jacob adjourned the case to March 22.



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