Man charged over deadly M1 crash

Charges have now been laid over a horror crash on the M1 at Tweed Heads that left one man dead.

A 47-year-old man was killed a car collided with his Kia hatchback from behind near Kennedy Drive around 11.30pm on Tuesday night.

The driver of the other vehicle, a Mazda 3, is alleged to have been travelling at 170 km/h in a 100 zone.


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The 30-year-old male driver and a 19-year-old male passenger allegedly fled the scene of the crash.

They were arrested a short time late on Kennedy Drive with the older male taken to Tweed Heads Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and for mandatory testing.

The 19-year-old was taken to the Gold Coast University Hospital.

The driver of the Mazda, was this afternoon charged with a string of offences including aggravated dangerous driving occasioning death (speed 45 over limit), dangerous driving occasioning death, fail to stop and assist after vehicle impact causing death, licence expired 2 years or more before, class A motor vehicle exceed speed more than 45 km/h and negligent driving (occasioning death)

The 30-year-old remains under Police guard in hospital and will face a bedside court hearing on Thursday.

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