Further charges laid over fatal crash at Inverell

A woman will face further charges in court today following an investigation into a fatal crash in the state’s north in March.

Just before 10.30pm on Sunday 8 March 2020, emergency services were called to Warialda Road, Inverell, after reports a Holden Commodore and a Mazda Bravo crashed, before the Commodore hit a pole.

Officers from New England Police District attended along with NSW Ambulance paramedics.

The Holden driver, a 22-year-old woman, and passenger, a 20-year-old woman, were seriously injured and treated by paramedics.

The passenger, who was 32 weeks pregnant, was transported to Inverell Airport; however, the woman and her unborn baby died before being airlifted.

The Holden driver was airlifted to Tamworth Hospital in a stable condition.

The Mazda driver, a 19-year-old man, and passenger, an 18-year-old woman, suffered minor injuries. The driver was taken to Inverell Hospital and underwent mandatory testing.

Officers from the Crash Investigation Unit commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash.

Following inquiries, investigators charged a 22-year-old Tingha woman with eight traffic offences on Tuesday 10 March 2020, including dangerous driving occasioning death, negligent driving occasioning death, and driver never licensed.

Following further investigations, an additional seven offences will be laid during her court appearance today;

• Dangerous driving occasioning death under the influence

• Manslaughter

• Take part in supply prohibited drug

• Possess prohibited drug (two counts)

• Class A motor vehicle exceed speed over 30km/h, and,

• Prolong, sustain loss of traction

The woman was refused bail and appeared before Tamworth Local Court on Tuesday 10 March 2020, where she was formally refused bail and is due to appear before Inverell Local Court today (Thursday 14 May 2020).

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