P-Plater charged over fatal crash in Grafton

An 18-year-old man has been charged with numerous offences after a horror crash in Grafton last month, which claimed the life of a 24-year-old man.

On August 22, police were called to Back Lane, Junction Hill, were they found a Holden Astra, which had left the road and struck a drain.

Paramedics attended and treated a 24-year-old man, who had been travelling as a rear-seat passenger but he died at the scene.


The driver, an 18-year-old man, was taken to Grafton Base Hospital before being released.

Two female passengers, both aged 17, were taken to hospital treated for non-life threatening injuries.

About 12pm on Thursday, the 18-year-old driver attended Grafton Police Station where he was charged with dangerous driving causing death – driver manner dangerous, dangerous driving occasioning death-drive under influence, cause bodily harm by misconduct, in charge of motor vehicle (x2), negligent driving (occasioning death), negligent driving (no death or grievous bodily harm), and not comply P1 restrictions on passengers under 21.

He was granted conditional bail to appear before Grafton Local Court on Monday 27 November.