Man charged after 12yo boy killed in horror crash

A MAN has been charged after a 12-year-old boy was killed instantly in a horror crash in northern Victoria on Saturday.

A Holden Commodore sedan was travelling west on Wanganui Road in Shepparton when it left the road and struck a pole near Kittles Road just after 1am.

Police said a 12-year-old boy, who was the front seat passenger, died on impact.


Two back seat passengers, aged 14 and 10, were taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Following investigations by the Major Collision Investigation Unit, a 35-year-old man was charged with culpable driving and dangerous driving causing death.

He was remanded to appear in Shepparton Magistrates’ Court today.

Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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