Man charged as investigations into fatal crash at Albion Park Rail continue

A man has been charged as part of an investigation into a fatal crash at Albion Park Rail at the weekend.

About 2.20am on Saturday (18 May 2019), a Ford Territory SUV travelling south on the Princes Highway struck a petrol tanker, which was turning out of Creole Street.

A 27-year old man, who was a passenger in the Ford, died at the scene.

The driver of the Ford Territory, a 25-year-old woman, was airlifted to St George Hospital, where she remains in a stable condition.

Two other passengers, a man and woman, both aged 25, were hospitalised and are now also in a stable condition.

Officers from Lake Illawarra Police District established Strike Force Warrane to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Inquiries suggest the Ford Territory was being pursued by another vehicle, a silver Toyota Corolla, at the time of the crash.

Following inquiries, officers from Brisbane Water Police District arrested a 34-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman outside a fast food restaurant in Lisarow just before 2pm yesterday (Wednesday 22 May 2019).

They were taken to Gosford Police Station, where the 34-year-old man was charged with murder and armed robbery. He was refused bail to appear in Gosford Local Court today (Thursday 23 May 2019).

The 25-year-old woman was charged with shop lifting, assault police and fail to appear in accordance with bail acknowledgment over unrelated matters. She was refused bail to appear in Gosford Local Court today (Thursday 23 May 2019).

Inquires to locate Darren Butler, aged 27, and Holly Green, aged 25, continue and anyone with information is urged to come forward.

The public are urged not to approach them, but instead call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

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