A MAN who engaged in a high-speed street race that killed much-loved Wagga man Craig Smith in 2017 has pleaded guilty to manslaughter.
Matthew Thomas Cahill, 19, of Batlow, fronted Wagga Local Court on Wednesday when he made the admission.
In earlier hearings, the court was told that Mr Smith, 53, was reversing out of his workplace in Turvey Park when a blue Holden Commodore, believed to have been racing another vehicle at the time, crashed into his ute about 10am on October 23, 2017.
The impact caused the ute and the Commodore to travel up to 30 metres along Coleman Street before coming to rest outside the KU Kookaburra preschool.
On Wednesday, bail for Cahill was revoked after his solicitor Zac Tankard requested it.
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Cahill also faced other charges, including two counts of dangerous driving occasioning death and one each of causing bodily harm by misconduct, negligent driving occasioning death and acting with the intention to pervert the course of justice.
Those charges have been withdrawn and Cahill will front court again in October to set a sentencing date.
Co-accused Joshua Aaron Byrne, 21, of Ashmont, also appeared in court on Wednesday.
He faces one count each of manslaughter and negligent driving occasioning death.
He is also charged with two counts each of dangerous driving occasioning death and cause bodily harm by misconduct while in charge of a car.
Mr Byrne is set to face court again on September 18 when an amended statement of facts is expected to be tendered.
Earlier this year, seven witnesses for the prosecution told a court about the moments before the high-speed crash.
One witness said he heard and saw the blue Commodore and another car at "excessive speed".
In another hearing, the lead investigator of the crash was questioned about whether he followed due process.