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Woman charged over double fatal crash - Pheasants Nest

Monday, 10 July 2017 05:54:56 PM

A woman will face court in September after she was charged over a double fatal crash on the Hume Highway at Pheasants Nest, south of Sydney earlier this year.

Just before 8am (Tuesday 7 March 2017), emergency services responded to reports of a head-on crash in the southbound lanes of the Hume Highway, about 1km south of Picton Road.

A 49-year-old woman driving a Mazda 4WD died at the scene. A seven-year-old boy and a seven year-old girl also in the Mazda were trapped for a short time.

The seven-year-old boy died on arrival at Liverpool Hospital while the seven-year-old girl was treated for serious injuries including a broken pelvis at Westmead Children’s Hospital.

A 49-year-old woman, driving a Holden Astra, was trapped for some time before she was released and taken to Liverpool Hospital in a critical condition.

Officers from the Metropolitan Crash Investigation Unit continued with their inquiries into the incident.

Today (Monday, 10 July 2017) investigators issued a court attendance notice to a 49-year-old woman for dangerous driving occasioning death (x2), dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm and negligent driving occasioning death.

The woman is expected to appear at Picton Local Court on Tuesday 5 September 2017.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our social media pages.