'Hit-and-run' case set for court

A MAN accused of killing three Ipswich teenagers in an alleged drunken hit-and-run will be committed to stand trial in a month.

The case of Michael Daniel Henderson, 34, was mentioned this afternoon at Ipswich Magistrates Court.

Henderson is charged with is charged with one count each of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death while adversely affected by an intoxicating substance and leaving the scene without obtaining help, drink driving and failing to make reasonable endeavours to obtain medical help, showing callous disregard.

Nick Saxby, 16, Brittany Bramwell, 17, and Matthew Prior, 18, were killed when the sedan they were travelling in collided with another vehicle on the night of April 8 last year.

Defence lawyer Yasser Khan said a submission had been accepted by the Department of Public Prosecutions and asked for the case to be committed up to the District Court.

The case will proceed on April 4 at 2pm.



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