Date set for sentencing

A TEEN this week pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing the death of his two mates after a crash at Tinbeerwah earlier this year.

Nathan Pitt Palmer, 19, was committed to the Maroochydore District Court for sentencing at a date to be fixed. Solicitor Bernard Bradley told the court the plea was entered on the basis of email negotiations with the Department of Public Prosecutions regarding an appropriate sentence.

Police prosecutor Sally Place tendered about 10 statements, a blood specimen certificate, a life extinctions form, 122 photos, three plans and an audio recording of police speaking to Mr Palmer in Maroochydore Magistrates Court.

Mr Palmer was driving along Cooroy-Noosa Road on February 17 when it is believed he had a T-bone collision with a Renault Scenic wagon towing a boat.

His friends Andrew Spence and Jake Bailey, both 18, died.

The Cooran driver, 69, of the Renault suffered a broken sternum and three broken ribs.

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