Additional charges have been laid following a fatal crash in the state’s central west in September 2018.
Around 3:20pm on Saturday 22 September 2018, emergency services were called to Henry Lawson Way, between Glenelg and Ooma, about 40km south of Forbes, after a Holden Statesman hit a tree.
The driver, a then aged 43-year-old woman, was treated by paramedics at the scene for minor injuries. A then seven-year-old girl, who was a passenger in the vehicle, was airlifted to The Children’s Hospital at Westmead in a critical condition.
Officers from the Central West Police District, with assistance from the Crash Investigation Unit, attended and commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash.
In March 2019, the 43-year-old woman was charged with dangerous drive occasioning grievous bodily harm – drive manner dangerous and negligent driving (occasions grievous bodily harm). She remains before the courts.
In October 2019, the girl died in hospital.
Following further inquiries, officers from Central West Crash Investigation Unit laid an additional three charges including, dangerous driving occasioning death – drive under influence, dangerous driving occasioning death – drive manner dangerous and negligent driving (occasioning death) last Tuesday (8 February 2021).
She is next due to appear at Young Local Court today (Tuesday 16 February 2021).