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Trial for soldier over major’s crash death
11:00am Thursday 17th October 2013 in News
A soldier is due to stand trial today accused of killing an army major in a car crash.
Netani Kepa, 38, is accused of causing the death by dangerous driving of dad-of-one Major Christian Wheddon, 43, on the A34 near Abingdon in September last year.
The major from Bermuda had been in the country to help with security at the Olympic Games and was training at the defence academy in Shrivenham when he died.
Kepa, of Lucknow Barracks in Hampshire, has admitted causing death by careless driving but denies causing death by dangerous driving.
The Oxford Crown Court trial is expected to last one or two days.