Driver in fa­tal crash ‘pretty dis­traught’

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

The 23-year-old woman who drove into a group of cy­clists on Sun­day, killing two, will live with the tragedy for the rest of her life, her fa­ther says.

And as Waikato’s cy­cling com­mu­nity and the town of Mor­rinsville grap­ple with the catas­tro­phe, chief coro­ner Neil MacLean is con­sid­er­ing hold­ing a joint in­quest for three cy­clists killed at the week­end to de­ter­mine if driv­ing laws need to change.

Mark King, fa­ther of Mata­mata woman Kristy King, told the Waikato Times she was ‘‘pretty dis­traught.

‘‘She’s play­ing the ‘if’ game at the moment, if she’d been two min­utes ear­lier or what if she had been three min­utes later.’’

Miss King would co-op­er­ate with po­lice, though po­lice hadn’t seen the fam­ily yet.

‘‘She’s been to a doc­tor and is go­ing to get coun­selling. This is a kid that’s never done any­thing wrong in her life.’’

Mr King was to con­tact Mor­rinsville Wheel­ers Cy­cle Club of­fi­cials on be­half of his daugh­ter to ex­press con­do­lences for the ac­ci­dent which killed Wilhelm Muller and Mark Fer­gu­son and left Kay Wolfe in a crit­i­cal con­di­tion.

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