West Melton crash: Fifteen-year-old charged with manslaughter after woman killed in Canterbury crash

  • 18/01/2024
Sandra Loveday.
Sandra Loveday. Photo credit: Canterbury Legal

A 15-year-old boy has been charged with manslaughter after a crash in West Melton, Canterbury last year. 

Sandra Loveday, 60, died as a result of the crash on Old West Coast Rd on August 7, 2023. Another person was transported to Christchurch Hospital in a critical condition.  

Loveday worked at Canterbury Legal which has a memoriam for her on their website. 

"Sandra's presence within our small team was invaluable, and her professionalism and warmth left a lasting impact on all who had the privilege of working alongside her," it said. "Her loss has left us deeply shocked and saddened, and we are navigating this together." 

The youth is scheduled to appear in Christchurch Youth Court on Thursday. He has name suppression.