Man charged after woman, child killed in horror head-on crash

A man has been charged after a car towing a campervan allegedly collided head on with another vehicle in NSW, killing a woman and four-year-old girl.

The horror crash happened on Thunderbolts Way at Nowendoc around 12.20pm on Saturday.

“Police will allege the 42-year-old man veered onto the wrong side of the road before crashing his four-wheel-drive into a sedan,” NSW Police said.


The driver of the sedan, a 72-year-old woman, died at the scene.

While the four year-old girl, who was a passenger in the four-wheel drive, was airlifted to John Hunter Hospital with critical injuries.

Despite desperate attempts by doctors, the child could not be saved and died a short time later.

The other passengers in the 4WD, a 34-year-old woman, two boys aged nine and 12, and a two-year-old girl, were also taken to hospital with fractures, abrasions and stomach injuries.

Following investigations into the accident, the man attended Newcastle Police Station where he was arrested and charged with a string of offences including two counts of dangerous driving occasioning death and dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm.

He was also slapped with four counts of cause bodily harm by misconduct in charge of motor vehicle, negligent driving occasioning death, negligent driving occasioning grievous bodily harm and not keep left of dividing line.

The man was granted conditional bail and is due to appear before Tamworth Local Court on Monday 19 October.