Woman facing murder charge for ‘deliberate crash’

A woman will face court today, accused of intentionally hitting and killing a motorbike rider south of the Tweed.

Police say the 47-year-old was behind the wheel of a white Ford Falcon station wagon which collided with the male rider on the Pacific Motorway at Cudgera Creek on the morning of January 6.

The rider of the motorcycle, a 61-year-old man, was treated at the scene but couldn’t be saved.


The woman was not injured and was taken to Tweed Hospital for mandatory testing.

Officers from Tweed/Byron Local Area Command established Strike Force Rumbelow to investigate the incident.

Following investigations, strike force officers arrested the woman on Friday and she has been charged with murder.

Police will allege she intentionally hit the rider, who was not known to her at the time.

She is due to appear at Lismore Local Court on Saturday.

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