Police arrest driver over Brukunga fatal crash, South Australia

A man has been charged over a fatal crash at Brukunga last month.

Police will allege that about 5.30pm on Monday 5 April, emergency services were called to Pyrites Road just north of the township of Brukunga after a Ford ute crashed into a tree, injuring the two male occupants.

Sadly the passenger, a 39-year-old Nairne man, died at the scene.

The driver, a 28-year-old Mount Barker man was airlifted to the Royal Adelaide Hospital with serious injuries. He was treated and later discharged from hospital.

Blood samples taken from the driver showed a blood alcohol level of 0.169.

Today (Monday 17 May), investigators from the Major Crash Investigation Section arrested the driver, charging him with aggravated cause death by dangerous driving, aggravated driving without due care and exceeding the prescribed concentration of alcohol.

He was issued with a 12-month immediate loss of licence notice and was bailed to appear in the Mount Barker Magistrates Court on 1 September.

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