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Edwin Patrick Jessop was excused from appearing at Lismore Local Court on Tuesday but was represented by solicitor Tracey Randall.

It was 10.15am, on October 24, when Mr Jessop was driving his Toyota Hilux utility along Numinbah Road, when he came to the intersection with Couchy Creek Road and collided with a Queensland registered motorcycle.

The motorcycle rider, 22 year-old Dann Jenkins, was killed as a result of the impact.

Mr Jessop, 87, of Numinbah, was not injured in the collision and was taken to Murwillumbah Hospital for mandatory blood and urine testing.

Due to the nature of the incident, officers from the Richmond Local Area Command Crash Investigation Unit attended the scene and began investigations.

Following investigations, on February 1, Mr Jessop was charged with dangerous driving occasioning death, negligent driving occasioning death and not give way to vehicle – right turn into terminating road.

On Tuesday the court heard the brief of evidence against Mr Jessop was complete and an ‘expert report’ noted as outstanding on court papers during an appearance on May 9 had been received.

When adjourning Mr Jessop’s matters until August 22, Magistrate David Heilpern marked the court papers ‘negotiations to come.’

Mr Jessop is excused from appearing on that date if legally represented.

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