19yo woman sentenced to home detention, community service for dangerous driving killing 15yo cyclist

19yo woman sentenced to home detention, community service for dangerous driving killing 15yo cyclist
Photo credit: Police / Instagram/_rouxleleroux

A 19-year-old woman has been sentenced to home detention and community service in the Auckland District Court for dangerous driving causing the death of a 15-year-old boy in May.

Nathan Kraatskow had been cycling home from a friend's house in Hobsonsville when Rouxle Le Roux hit him at the intersection of Oteha Valley Rd and the northern motorway on-ramp in Albany.

Ms Le Roux, who previously had interim name suppression, was charged with dangerous driving causing death.

On Friday she was sentenced to 11 months home detention and 250 hours community service.

In a statement in May, Mr Kraatskow's family said there were no words to describe how much they missed Nathan.

"He will leave a huge hole in our family and we know he will watch over us as our guardian angel. He was also a great, loyal friend to many."

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This article has been updated. A previous version said Ms Le Roux was charged with failing to stop, but that charge was withdrawn from the Crown. 

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