Driver charged after fleeing crash which killed female passenger

A MAN accused of fleeing the scene of a horror crash, which claimed the life of his female passenger, has been charged.

The fatal accident, involving a stolen Mitsubishi EVO and a Honda CRV, happened in the Sydney suburb of Punchbowl two years ago, on Sunday 7 August 2016.

“Police will allege in court that the driver of the Mitsubishi fled the scene,” officers said in a statement on Tuesday.


“His passenger, a 40-year-old woman, was taken to Liverpool Hospital with critical injuries, where she later died.”

Miraculously, the driver of the Honda, a 45-year-old woman, managed to escape with minor injuries.

Following investigations, officers from the Metropolitan Crash Investigation Unit arrested a 40-year-old man.

He has since been charged with dangerous driving occasioning death, fail to stop and assist after vehicle impact causing death, steal motor vehicle and take and drive conveyance without consent of owner.

The man was refused bail and appeared at Bankstown Local Court on Monday, where he was again refused bail to re-appear at the same court on Thursday 5 July.