Man charged with killing two women in horror head-on crash

A MAN has been charged with killing two women and injuring five other people, including three children, in a horror head-on crash in southern NSW.

It happened on the Barton Highway, near where it meets Boundary Lane, at Wallaroo near the Australian Capital Territory Friday morning, May 25.

Police said a Toyota Landcruiser collided head-on with a Dodge Journey before smashing into a Mazda 6 station wagon.


Two female passengers in the Dodge, aged 34 and 36, sustained life-threatening injuries and died at the scene.

The driver, a 39-year-old man, and four children – a 16-year-old girl, a 12-year-old girl, an 8-year-old boy and a 22-month-old girl – were all injured and taken to Canberra Hospital for treatment.

The 12-year-old girl was later airlifted to the Prince of Wales Hospital at Randwick where she continues to receive treatment.

The driver and sole occupant of the Toyota Landcruiser, a 65-year-old man, suffered non-life-threatening injuries, while the occupants of the Mazda escaped unharmed.

A crime scene was established and examined by officers from the Crash Investigation Unit and all three drivers underwent mandatory drug and alcohol testing.

Following inquiries, the 65-year-old man was arrested and charged with two counts of dangerous driving occasioning death – drive manner dangerous, and dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm – drive manner dangerous.

His licence was also suspended.

The 65-year-old was granted conditional bail and is due to appear before Yass Local Court on Friday, August 17.

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