Police charge woman over fatal crash near Wellington

A woman will face court today, charged in relation to a fatal single vehicle crash near Wellington in January.

About 1pm on Saturday 5 January 2019, emergency services were called to Goolma Road, Wellington, 50km south of Dubbo, after a small hatchback left the road and rolled.

A three-year-old girl sustained critical injuries and died at the scene.

The front-seat passenger, a woman aged 28, was airlifted to Westmead Hospital; and the 22-year-old driver was taken to hospital by road ambulance.

Police from Orana Mid-Western Police District attended and established a crime scene.

Following investigations by police from Central West Crash Investigation Unit, a 22-year-old woman attended Dubbo Police Station today (Tuesday 18 June 2019) where she was charged with eight offences, being:

  • Manslaughter
  • Aggravated Dangerous Driving occasion death
  • Aggravated Dangerous Driving occasion grievous bodily harm
  • Negligent driving occasion death
  • Negligent driving occasion grievous bodily harm
  • Cause bodily harm by misconduct
  • Drive vehicle, illicit drug present in blood
  • Not give particulars to police

She was bail refused to appear before Dubbo Local Court on Tuesday 18 June 2019.

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