A man accused of dangerous driving occasioning the death of his 15-year-old girlfriend will be committed for trial.
Rhys James McGrorey-Clark wore a grey suit and black shirt to Newcastle Local Court yesterday where the DPP served a finalised brief of evidence.
The matter was adjourned to the Newcastle District Court on July 26 for a trial date to be set.
McGrorey-Clark, of Medowie, was on a date with his then girlfriend in August last year when his Daewoo sedan crashed through a timber railing on the single-lane Clarence Town Bridge on the Williams River at 8.30pm.
The car plunged nine metres to the river below and McGrorey-Clark was able to free himself.
He was 18 at the time of the offence.
Police divers recovered the girl's body several hours later.
McGrorey-Clark has been charged with dangerous driving occasioning death, negligent driving occasioning grievous bodily harm and driving while suspended.