Police charge man after fatal crash at Dubbo

A man will face court in March charged over a fatal crash in Dubbo last month.

Just before 9pm (Tuesday 31 December 2019), emergency services were called to the Mitchell Highway in Maryvale, just north of Wellington near Dubbo, following reports of a crash between a motorcycle and utility vehicle.

The rider of the motorcycle, believed to be a man aged in his 20s, died at the scene.

The male driver of the utility, and a female passenger, sustained a number of injuries and were airlifted to Orange Base Hospital.

Officers attached to Orana Mid-Western Police District established a crime scene and the Crash Investigation Unit commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash.

Following inquiries, yesterday (Sunday 26 January 2020) a 70-year-old man attended Orange Police Station where he was arrested.

He was charged with:

· Dangerous driving occasioning death

· Negligent driving occasioning death

· Cause bodily harm through misconduct

He was granted conditional bail to appear at Wellington Local Court on Thursday 19 March 2020.

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