Truckie charged over fatal three-vehicle crash



The driver of a semi-trailer involved in a three vehicle crash that killed a man on the NSW South Coast last week has been charged dangerous driving occasioning death.

The horrifying accident happened near Nowra shortly before 4pm on Monday 21 December.


Police say the semi-trailer was travelling along the Princes Highway, near Island Point Road in Tomerong when it flipped onto its side and slid into the northbound lanes where it collided with a 4WD.

A third vehicle, a Holden Commodore sedan travelling north, crash into a street sign after taking evasive action to avoid a pile-up.

The 36-year-old male driver of the 4WD suffered life-threatening injuries and died at the scene.

His three-year-old son who had been travelling in the back seat was taken to hospital for the treatment of minor injuries.

The driver of the Holden, a 23-year-old man, and a 23-year-old female passenger also sustained only minor injuries.

The 42-year-old male truck driver escaped serious injury and was taken hospital for mandatory blood and urine testing.

Police commenced an investigation into the crash, and earlier today officers arrested the 42-year-old truck driver at Penrith Police Station and charged him with dangerous driving occasioning death.

He has since been granted bail to appear before Nowra Local Court on 25 January 2016.