Driver charged over fatal crash near Yass, NSW

A man has been charged following a fatal crash near Yass yesterday, NSW Police say.

Shortly after 8.15am yesterday, emergency services were called to Lachlan Valley Way at Boorowa, 40km north of Yass, after the driver of a white utility was struck by a piece of equipment falling from another vehicle.

The 23-year-old man driving the utility died at the scene. A 34-year-old woman who was a passenger was taken to hospital with minor injuries. Both are from Boorowa.

The driver of the other vehicle, a 28-year-old man, was taken to Boorowa Hospital for mandatory blood and urine testing.

The man, from Bankstown, has now been charged with dangerous driving occasioning death/drive manner dangerous, and negligent driving (occasioning death).

The man is due to appear in Yass Local Court on Thursday 12 May 2016.

A report will be prepared for the Coroner.