Driver arrested over fatal Annadale crash, SA

A man has been arrested following a complex and extensive investigation into a fatal crash at Annadale over three years ago, according to SA Police.

About 6.30pm on Wednesday 20 May 2015, a Ford sedan was rear ended by another Ford sedan on the Sturt Highway, Annadale, causing it to roll and burst into flames.

The driver, a 51-year-old Loxton woman, died at the scene. Her son, a 25-year-old man, was pulled from the burning car by a passing motorist and sustained serious burns. He was airlifted to Adelaide. The truck driver who rescued the young man sustained minor burns. The other driver, a 45-year-old Parafield Gardens man, also sustained minor burns.

The following day, 21 May 2015, Major Crash investigators arrested the other driver, however charges were discontinued in August 2016.

Major Crash investigators have continued to thoroughly investigate the crash, including travelling to the USA to have the air bag module examined and data extracted.

This morning the now 49-year-old man was arrested and charged with aggravated cause death by dangerous driving and aggravated cause serious injury by dangerous driving. He was bailed to appear in the Adelaide Magistrates Court on 28 November.

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