Driver jailed after fatal crash near Clinton

The Singaporean driver who caused fatal crash near Clinton last month has been given 21 months' jail and ordered to pay $18,000 emotional harm reparation to the woman whose father was killed in the accident.

Kok Wei Ko, 26-year-old engineer, was also disqualified from driving for two and a half years.

Judge Stephen O'Driscoll has directed his sentencing notes be typed and provided to Michelle Squires, the daughter of 82-year-old Neville Squires, the man who died.

Her injuries meant she was unable to be present at sentencing in the Dunedin District Court.

Ko pleaded guilty last week to one charge of dangerous driving causing the death of Mr Squires and four charges of dangerous driving causing injury to Ms. Squires and three Singaporean passengers.

He pulled out to pass a large truck on double yellow no passing lines near Clinton on November 13 and his Rav4 and Ms. Squires' car crashed head on.