Man charged with manslaughter after two killed in horror crash

A man has been charged with manslaughter following a horror crash which claimed the lives of two people in far north NSW last year.

The fatal crash happened on Sunday 1 September, when a westbound Nissan Juke and an eastbound Toyota Hilux ute collided on Mullumbimby Road, about 2km north of Mullumbimby.

Paramedics desperately tried to revive the passenger of the Hilux, a 79-year-old woman, however she died at the scene.


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The 80-year-old male driver of the Hilux was flown to Gold Coast University Hospital, but died a few days later.

The driver of the Nissan, a 28-year-old man, was taken to Gold Coast University Hospital for mandatory testing.

Following ongoing investigations, officers issued the 28-year-old with a Future Court Attendance Notice for nine offences, including two counts of manslaughter, two counts of dangerous driving occasioning death and two counts of negligent driving occasioning death.

He will face Mullumbimby Local Court on Thursday 7 May.

The man’s licence has also been suspended.

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