Man killed, another charged following horror crash in NSW

ONE man is dead and another has been charged following a serious trail bike and ute crash in NSW overnight.

The fatal accident happened around 8.30pm, when a Nissan Navara utility and a trail bike collided on Lowe Street in Howlong.

Sadly, the trail bike rider, a 23-year-old man, died at the scene.


Police said a second trail bike rider escaped uninjured, however he allegedly assaulted the 65-year-old driver of the ute before stealing his car.

“Police will allege, the rider returned in the utility before further assaulting the driver and fleeing on foot,” NSW Police said in a statement.

The ute driver was treated at the scene for facial injuries before being taken to Albury Base Hospital in a stable condition.

Following investigations, officers arrested a 28-year-old man at a nearby home.

He was taken to Albury Police Station and charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm, drive conveyance taken without consent of owner, drive during disqualification period, and use unregistered registrable motor vehicle.

The man was refused bail to appear at Albury Local 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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