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Driver charged following fatal crash - Moulamein

Wednesday, 28 December 2022 01:38:41 PM

The driver of a vehicle involved in a fatal single vehicle crash in the state’s south last week has been charged.

Just after 12pm on Thursday 22 December 2022, emergency services were called to Moulamein Road, Moulamein – about 110km north-west of Deniliquin – after reports a vehicle had rolled.

Officers attached to Murray River Police District attended and located a Toyota Hilux with significant damage.

One of the passengers – a six-year-old boy – died at the scene.

Another occupant – a four-year-old boy – was treated by paramedics from both NSW and Victoria, before being airlifted to Melbourne Children’s Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver – a 31-year-old man – was taken to hospital for mandatory testing and treatment of minor injuries.

A crime scene was established and examined by specialist police attached to the Crash Investigation Unit, and an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash commenced.

Upon his release from hospital, the 31-year-old man attended Deniliquin Police Station about 10am today (Wednesday 28 December 2022), where he was arrested.

The man was charged with dangerous driving occasioning death – drive manner dangerous – serious indictable offence, cause bodily harm by misconduct in charge of motor vehicle, negligent driving (occasioning death), and two counts of drive with child between four and seven years old not restrained as prescribed.

His driver’s licence was also suspended.

The man was granted conditional bail to appear in Deniliquin Local Court on Wednesday 15 February 2023.