Driver charged over fatal crash

A MAN has been charged with dangerous driving causing death after killing his passenger in a horror crash in Central West NSW.

The pair was travelling in a heavy rigid vehicle that left the road and smashed into a tree on the Barrier Highway, about 125km west of Cobar, on Friday morning.

A 49-year-old man who was passenger in the vehicle died at the scene.


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The 43-year-old driver needed to be helped out of the wreckage. He suffered less serious injuries and was airlifted to Dubbo Hospital in a stable condition.

Following investigations into the cause of the crash, officers attended Dubbo Hospital on Saturday and charged the 43-year-old man with dangerous and negligent driving occasioning death.

He remains under police guard in hospital and was due to appear before a Dubbo Local Court registrar later today.

If you have information for Police, please contact NSW Police on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day. 

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Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at myGC.com.au. He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at myGC.com.au ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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