Man charged with woman’s death after vehicle was swept away by floods


Silver Stream in Northern Taieric
Photo: RNZ / Tess Brunton

A man has been charged with recklessly caused death after the vehicle he was in was swept away in a flooded Otago River.

Sarah Jane Shirley, who was 29, died when the vehicle she was in crashed into the Silver Stream in July during the North Taieri flood.

Two other occupants managed to get out of the vehicle.

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A 34-year-old man appeared in court in Dunedin on Tuesday and will reappear on October 7 after being released on bail.



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