Qld woman charged after passenger killed in horror Tweed crash

A Queensland woman has been charged after her car crashed into the Tweed River last year, killing her passenger.

Police said that on Friday 23 September 2016, emergency services raced to Tweed Valley Way at Condong after receiving reports a car had gone into the water.

On arrival, officers found the car fully submerged in the river.


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A 53-year-old woman, who was travelling in the front passenger seat, suffered critical injuries and died nearly three weeks after the accident.

Following ongoing investigations into the crash, officers yesterday travelled to a home in Queensland, where they arrested a 34-year-old woman.

She was charged with dangerous driving occasioning death, negligent driving causing death, and not keep left of dividing line.

The woman is due to appear in Murwillumbah Local Court on Tuesday 23 May.


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