A Sydney man charged in a golf buggy accident that killed his new wife on their honeymoon on Hamilton Island has made a plea bargain.
Robbie Awad pleaded not guilty in Prosperine Magistrates Court on Monday.
The 31-year-old was also accused of using a mobile phone while driving and it was also claimed that neither he nor his wife were wearing seat belts.
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He has not yet objected to these charges.
Awad and his new wife Marina Hanna vacationed on the island of Whitsundays after getting married on June 11.
Awad had been driving the buggy at the time of the June 20 crash.
He is believed to have made a U-turn when the vehicle overturned, resulting in Hanna suffering fatal injuries.
In the days following the June 20 crash, Awad took to Facebook to share a touching post commemorating Hanna.
“My heart is broken and my world rocked by the tragic loss of the most beautiful girl in the world…my angel…my saint…my wife Marina Hanna,” he said.
“My rock, my partner, my confidante, my angel, my saint, my everything! The world will never be the same again.
“I will love you forever and ever!”
She was buried on July 2nd.
“I cannot explain the sadness in my heart… my wife was loved… by so many and so many felt her, she taught kindness,” her husband said at her funeral.
Awad remains on bail. The case is scheduled to go back to court in February.
https://7news.com.au/news/nsw/sydney-man-charged-over-new-wifes-honeymoon-crash-death-enters-plea-c-9063006 Sydney man charged with crash on new wife’s honeymoon enters plea