Coroner says Indian student who crossed centre line killing himself and innocent motorist shouldn't have been driving
A coroner says a Indian student who crossed the centre line and killed himself and an innocent motorist had no business being near a motor vehicle in his condition
29 July 2019
Yatharth Vats was speeding, extremely drunk and possibly high when he collided with another car in Taranaki last year.
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At the time of the crash he was awaiting prosecution for an earlier breath alcohol incident.
The coroner says it's possible he was unlucky but it's more likely he was either a slow learner, or an alcoholic, or a repeat drunk driver or all three.
The coroner's report says the other man who died, was sadly in the wrong place at the wrong time.