Man charged following fatal crash north of Newcastle


A man has been charged following a fatal crash north of Newcastle in May.

About 8.45am on Tuesday 10 May 2016, emergency services were called to the New England Highway at Beresfield following reports a Mitsubishi rigid truck, a Hilux utility, a Holden Captiva and a Toyota Rav4 were involved in a collision.

The driver of the utility, a 30-year-old man from Ellalong, suffered multiple injuries and died at the scene.

The driver of the Rav4, a 55-year-old woman from Thornton, was taken to John hunter Hospital with suspected back injuries.

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The driver of the truck, a 55-year-old man from Butterwick; and the driver of the Captiva, a 49-year-old woman from Metford, were uninjured and taken to hospital for mandatory testing.

Following investigations by officers attached to Newcastle Crash Investigation Unit, today (Saturday 27 August 2016), a 55-year-old man was issued a Future Court Attendance Notice for dangerous driving occasioning death and negligent driving occasioning death.

The man will appear at Maitland Local Court on 3 November 2016.

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