Weigh in on New Zealand Crash

A Massapequa resident has reportedly been charged in a crash that killed three college students. Is it fair?

It's a tragedy that's been felt on two different hemispheres. Three Boston University students were killed when their minivan crashed on the way to a hike in New Zealand.

The driver of the vehicle that crashed, Stephen Houseman, 20, in the deaths, according to a report by the New Zealand Herald.

Houseman was charged with careless driving and drugs and alcohol have been ruled out by investigators.

"We are faced with a situation where three people have died and others are seriously injured and we must apply the law in an objective and dispassionate way," an investigator told the Herald.

But did they get it right? Was it necessary to charge Houseman in this case?

Take our poll below and weigh in with your comments.

Art May 21, 2012 at 02:19 PM
no drugs, no booze, not sure about the speed, but they are called accidents for a reason.
Chong Meng, Yeo May 22, 2012 at 02:57 AM
Not enough information to vote for a charge or not. Did Stephen own the van? Was the van in good condition to rule out things like brakes failure or a burst tyre? Was is plain driving carelessness or distracted by using the mobile or something else? My heart goes out to all the victims. Hope the investigators could find out the real answers.


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