Charges dropped against SA truck driver

Charges have been dropped against a truck driver over a crash that killed two people at the bottom of an Adelaide freeway in 2014. Darren Michael Hicks had been charged with two counts of causing death by dangerous driving after the crash. Hicks appeared in the South Australian District Court on Wednesday, where the charges were formally dismissed by Judge Geraldine Davison.

Jacqueline Byrne, 41, and Thomas Spiess, 56, died when the truck ploughed into their stationary cars. Lawyer Mark Twiggs said outside court Hicks was relieved the matter is finally finished. “This was a shocking accident that should not have occurred and nothing will replace the lives lost or the persons who have suffered serious injury,” he said. “Mr Hicks has always maintained his innocence. “What has occurred has confirmed his belief.” Mr Twiggs said Hicks will give evidence before the court in other matters relating to the case. Australian Associated Press

Charges have been dropped against a truck driver over a crash that killed two people at the bottom of an Adelaide freeway in 2014.

Darren Michael Hicks had been charged with two counts of causing death by dangerous driving after the crash. Hicks appeared in the South Australian District Court on Wednesday, where the charges were formally dismissed by Judge Geraldine Davison. Jacqueline Byrne, 41, and Thomas Spiess, 56, died when the truck ploughed into their stationary cars.

Lawyer Mark Twiggs said outside court Hicks was relieved the matter is finally finished. “This was a shocking accident that should not have occurred and nothing will replace the lives lost or the persons who have suffered serious injury,” he said. “Mr Hicks has always maintained his innocence.

“What has occurred has confirmed his belief.”

Mr Twiggs said Hicks will give evidence before the court in other matters relating to the case.

Australian Associated Press

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