Police charge driver after fatal crash – Central West

A man has been charged following a fatal crash in the state’s central west yesterday.

About 1.20pm (Monday 11 November 2019), a 33-year-old man was driving a Toyota Hilux on the Barrier Highway, Hermidale, about 75km east of Cobar, when it collided head-on with another Hilux being driven by a 24-year-old man.

The 24-year-old driver suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene.

The 33-year-old driver, an Indian National, was taken to Dubbo Hospital for treatment to minor injuries.

Officers from the Central West Crash Investigation unit attended the scene and commenced inquiries.

The surviving driver was arrested upon his release from hospital today (Tuesday 12 November 2019), and taken to Dubbo Police Station where he was charged with negligent driving occasioning death.

He was given conditional bail to appear in Nyngan Local Court on Monday 25 November 2019.

His licence privileges under his Indian drivers’ licence was suspended.

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