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The other driver appears in court tomorrow October 2, 2008

Filed under: General — admin @ 3:44 pm

The driver of the other car involved in the road accident which killed television actress Ashley Callie appeared briefly in the Randburg magistrate’s court on 28 August 2008.

Nico Pretorius, 21, is facing culpable homicide and reckless and negligent driving charges.

The matter was postponed to October 3 to allow Pretorious to get a legal representative.

The actress, who played Leigh Haines in the SABC 3 soapie Isidingo, died after sustaining head injuries during a car crash in northern Johannesburg in February 8.

Her sister Lauren Callie said the family was pleased that charges were laid because that proved there was sufficient evidence confirming that her sister was actually a victim, “not a villain as some media reports alleged at the time”.

“It was quite a relief for the family, especially after the negative publicity at the time of the accident.”

Lauren Callie said that even if Pretorius was convicted it would not be a consolation for the family because “it won’t bring my sister back”.

- Sapa