A WOMAN who lost control of her car and wrapped it around a tree in NSW, killing an 11-year-old boy, has been charged after police allegedly found a stash of crystal meth and cannabis in the vehicle.
The crash occurred along the Bells Line of Road at Bilpin, in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney, just before 4am on Sunday 27 November when a Holden Commodore travelling east left the road and struck a tree.
The driver, a 45-year-old woman, and her two passengers, a 31-year-old man and an 11-year-old boy, had to be cut out of the wreckage.
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The trio suffered extensive injuries and were all treated at the scene by paramedics before being transported to hospital.
The child was rushed to The Children’s Westmead Hospital but sadly died shortly after arriving. The man and woman have since been released.
Following the crash, officers seized a stash of drugs believed to be ‘ice’ and cannabis from the crashed car.
The 45-year-old woman attended Parramatta Police Station yesterday where she was charged with 11 drug and driving offences including; negligent drive occasioning death, possess prohibited drug and self-administer prohibited drug.
She was granted conditional bail to appear at Windsor Local Court on Thursday 19 January.
Police say further charges may be laid, pending the results of blood samples taken from the driver.