Charges laid over fatal crash in Cudgegong

A teenager has been charged after a fatal single-vehicle crash in the state’s central west in April, NSW Police say.

Just after 8.30am on Saturday 7 April 2018, emergency services were called to a single-vehicle crash at a property on the Castlereagh Highway, Cudgegong.

Police will allege a Toyota Hilux utility was reversing on the property when it rolled down an embankment.

The front passenger, an 18-year-old man, was ejected from the vehicle, trapping him.

First aid was administered before the arrival of paramedics, however the man died.

The driver, a 17-year old boy, and two passengers, aged 17 and 18, were not injured.

The driver was taken to Mudgee Base Hospital for mandatory testing.

Officers from Orana Mid-Western Police District established a crime scene and with the assistance of the Crash Investigation Unit commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash.

Following inquiries, a 17-year-old boy was issued a Future Court Attendance Notice yesterday (Saturday 25 August 2018) for the offences of dangerous driving occasioning death – drive under influence and possess prohibit drug

He is due to appear before a children’s court on Wednesday 17 October 2018.

A report is being prepared for the information of the Coroner.

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