Driver charged over fatal crash

A MAN has been charged with dangerous driving causing death after killing his passenger in a horror crash in Central West NSW.

The pair was travelling in a heavy rigid vehicle that left the road and smashed into a tree on the Barrier Highway, about 125km west of Cobar, on Friday morning.

A 49-year-old man who was passenger in the vehicle died at the scene.


The 43-year-old driver needed to be helped out of the wreckage. He suffered less serious injuries and was airlifted to Dubbo Hospital in a stable condition.

Following investigations into the cause of the crash, officers attended Dubbo Hospital on Saturday and charged the 43-year-old man with dangerous and negligent driving occasioning death.

He remains under police guard in hospital and was due to appear before a Dubbo Local Court registrar later today.

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