Woman charged with causing horror fatal crash in NSW

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.


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.