Gary O’Donnell, who is 19 and from Dunwiley, Stranorlar, was charged with causing the death of Kym Harley.
Kym died in the crash just a few hundred metres from her home in Ballybofey in the early hours of October 14 last year.
She had celebrated her 19th birthday a week earlier.
O’Donnell was charged at Letterkenny District Court with causing her death by dangerous driving.
The case was adjourned until September 14.
Kym, a former pupil of St Columba’s College in Stranorlar, was the daughter of well-known Fine Gael county councillor Martin Harley.
O’Donnell was released on bail.