Driver charged over horror head-on crash that killed mother and baby

A man has been charged over a head-on crash in central west NSW last month which claimed the life of a mother and baby.

Emergency services were called to the Golden Highway at Dunedoo about 5pm on Wednesday 18 March, after receiving reports two cars had collided.

Despite desperate attempts by paramedics, the driver of one of the vehicles, a 26-year-old woman, and her 11-month-old son who was in the back seat, died at the scene.


Three other passengers, two men aged 25 and 29, and a two-year-old girl were injured in the crash.

The two men were airlifted to hospital in a stable condition, while the toddler was flown to the The Children’s Hospital at Westmead in a critical but stable condition.

The driver of the other vehicle, a 40-year-old man, suffered a suspected fractured ankle.

Following ongoing investigations into the crash, officers yesterday issued the man with a Future Court Attendance Notice for a string of offences including dangerous driving occasioning death (two counts), dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm (two counts), degligent driving occasioning death, and negligent driving occasioning grievous bodily harm.

He is due to appear in Dubbo Local Court on Wednesday 15 July.

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