Court told WA man, who is charged with manslaughter, ‘couldn’t stop’ when he collided with the boy who was riding a motorcycle stolen from the accused

A Western Australian man involved in a crash that killed 14-year-old Elijah Doughty in Kalgoorlie told police in an interview he was “too close to him” and “couldn’t stop”, a court has heard.

The man, who cannot be named, is facing trial for manslaughter at the supreme court in Perth this week. He told Chief Justice Wayne Martin he was not guilty of manslaughter, but guilty of the lesser crime of dangerous driving causing death.

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