A 17-year-old driver has admitted the manslaughter of an innocent motorist killed in a crash as the teen was being pursued by police.
The teen, who cannot yet be named, entered a guilty plea to a charge of manslaughter at the High Court in Christchurch this morning.
Kenneth Patrick Gerard McCaul, 64, died in the crash at the intersection of Idris Rd and Glandovey Rd shortly after 4am on October 22.
Four passengers, all in their teens, were taken to hospital with what police described at the time as "moderate injuries".
The Canterbury teenager, appearing in the dock wearing a suit and supported in the courtroom by family members, also admitted a charge of reckless driving causing injury to one of his passengers.
Justice Rachel Dunningham remanded him on continued bail for sentencing on December 16.
Interim name suppression will be argued before he is sentenced.