Apr 16 2018

Man cleared of all charges in Summernats death


A Queensland man has been cleared of all charges over the death of his friend at Summernats last year.

Alister Spong was accused of culpable driving causing death after Luke Newsome fell off the back of his bed truck and suffered fatal head injuries.

The 33 year old had admitted to driving negligently, but prosecutors declined to accept the plea, before the jury found him not guilty of lesser charges.

Mr Spong declined to speak outside court, but his solicitor said the 33-year-old was "emotional, upset and relieved".


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