Police charge teen after investigation into fatal crash south of Deniliquin

A teenage boy has been charged following investigations into a single-vehicle fatal crash near Deniliquin earlier this month.

About 12.30am on Saturday 9 January 2021, emergency services were called to Edward River Road, Mathoura, about 35km south of Deniliquin, following reports of a crash.

Police have been told five teenage boys – aged between 14 and 16 – were travelling in a white Toyota utility, when the driver reportedly swerved to avoid hitting kangaroos and lost control of the vehicle.

A 16-year-old boy died at the scene. The four other occupants of the car were not physically injured.

Officers from Murray River Police District established a crime scene and commenced inquiries into the circumstances surrounding the crash.

Following inquiries, a 16-year-old boy was issued a court attendance notice for negligent driving occasioning death and learner driver unaccompanied.

He is due to appear in a children’s court on Wednesday 7 April 2021.

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