Police charge woman after fatal traffic crash, Balmoral Ridge

Police have charged a 51-year-old Sunshine Coast woman in relation to a fatal crash at Balmoral Ridge on May 27.

It will be alleged a four-wheel-drive was travelling on Landsborough Maleny Road when it collided with a ute that was waiting at a stop sign on Maleny Montville Road around midday.

The driver of the ute, a 71-year-old Kenilworth man, was airlifted to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital in a critical condition. He died as a result of his injuries on May 31.

Following Forensic Crash investigations, the woman was issued with a Notice to Appear on charges of dangerous operation of a vehicle causing death while adversely affected by an intoxicating substance and driving under the influence of liquor (UIL) with an alleged blood alcohol reading of 0.276 per cent.

She is due to appear in Maroochydore Magistrates Court on August 30.

Link to previous release: https://mypolice.qld.gov.au/news/2021/05/31/fatal-traffic-crash-grandview-sunshine-coast/

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