Shane Merrigan died after being hit by a truck on the Gateway Motorway in 2015.
Shane Merrigan died after being hit by a truck on the Gateway Motorway in 2015.

Qld road rage death: New Zealand man on trial

A MAN accused of killing a fellow motorist during a roadside altercation has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter.

Tamate Henry Heke, 38, is facing day one of a Brisbane Supreme Court trial today over the incident on December 1, 2015, the Courier-Mail reports

Shane Merrigan, 50, died after the alleged altercation on the Gateway Motorway.

Heke, originally from New Zealand, has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter and an alternative charge of unlawful striking causing death.

A jury is now being selected.

Police have alleged Heke got into a dispute with the victim over a traffic incident on the Gateway Motorway at Eight Mile Plains before Mr Merrigan was hit by a truck.

More to come here.

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