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Driver charged after woman dies in two-vehicle crash - New England PD

Tuesday, 15 November 2022 05:25:10 PM

Police have charged a man after a woman died following a two-vehicle crash in the state’s Northern Tablelands yesterday.

About 9.45am (Monday 14 November 2022), emergency services were called to the Gwydir Highway at Elsmore – about 22km east of Inverell – following reports a truck and car had crashed.

On arrival, officers from New England Police District found the driver of the car, a 59-year-old woman deceased.

The driver of the truck, a 65-year-old man, was taken to Inverell Hospital to undergo mandatory testing.

A crime scene was established, and the Crash Investigation Unit commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash.

About 10am today (Tuesday 15 November 2022), police arrested and charged the driver of the truck. He was charged with dangerous driving occasioning death and negligent driving (cause death).

He was granted conditional bail to appear at Inverell Local Court on Thursday 24 November 2022.