Teen charged over crash that killed 18yo passenger

A TEENAGE boy has been charged over a horror crash which claimed the life of his 18-year-old passenger in central west NSW.

It’s alleged a Toyota Hilux utility was reversing on a property on the Castlereagh Highway in Cudgegong when it rolled down an embankment on Saturday 7 April.

The front passenger was ejected from the vehicle, trapping him. Despite desperate attempts by paramedics, the 18-year-old man died at the scene.


The driver, a 17-year old boy, and two passengers, aged 17 and 18, managed to escape uninjured.

Following ongoing investigations into the fatal crash, police on Saturday issued the 17-year-old driver with a Future Court Attendance Notice for the offences of dangerous driving occasioning death – drive under influence and possess prohibit drug.

He is due to appear before a children’s court on Wednesday 17 October.

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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