A WOMAN has been charged with killing one person and seriously injuring four others in a horror crash in regional New South Wales.
It happened on the Kamilaroi Highway at Boggabri around 6.45pm on Monday.
Police said a Honda Civic travelling north collided head-on with a southbound Toyota Camry.
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An 18-year-old man travelling in the back-seat of the Civic was critically injured and died at the scene.
The 18-year-old woman behind the wheel and two other passengers, another 18-year-old woman and a 19-year-old man were seriously injured.
The driver of the Camry, a 48-year-old woman from Karangi, also sustained serious injuries.
All five surviving occupants were taken to Tamworth Base Hospital by helicopter and road ambulance.
The 48-year-old woman has since been released from hospital and charged with a long list of serious offences, including:
- dangerous driving occasioning death;
- two counts of dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm;
- negligent driving cause death;
- negligent driving occasioning grievous bodily harm; and
- two counts of cause bodily harm by misconduct in charge of motor vehicle.
She is due to appear at Tamworth Local Court on Monday, May 21.