A US servicewoman accused of causing the death of a motorcyclist by careless driving can be tried in the UK, a judge has ruled.

The deputy senior district judge Tan Ikram said 24-year-old Mikayla Hayes must attend a trial in the UK courts over the death of Matthew Day.

Matthew Day
Matthew Day. Photograph: PA

Day, 33, died from his injuries after a red Honda Accord collided with the Yamaha motorbike he was riding on the A10 in Southery, near Downham Market in Norfolk, on 26 August.

Hayes elected to be tried by a jury at a crown court and entered a not guilty plea after the ruling at Westminster magistrates court.

The judge ruled against a US air force assertion of jurisdiction, which means she will be tried through the English courts.

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