Man charged following fatal crash investigation - Central Coast

Friday, 13 January 2023 10:39:08 AM

A man has been charged following an investigation into a fatal crash on the state's Central Coast last year.

About 8.30pm on Monday 31 October 2022, emergency services were called to the Pacific Highway at Doyalson after a car and SUV collided head-on.

The car driver, a 56-year-old man from Mannering Park, died at the scene while the driver of the SUV, a 52-year-old man from Lake Munmorah, was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being taken to John Hunter Hospital in a serious condition with head, chest and leg injuries.

Officers from Tuggerah Lakes Police District established a crime scene which was investigated by Crash Investigation Unit officers.

On Wednesday 11 January 2023, police attended a Newcastle address where they served a Court Attendance Notice on the 52-year-old man, charging him with five offences including aggravated dangerous driving occasioning death - PCA, dangerous driving occasioning death - drive under influence, dangerous driving occasioning death - drive manner dangerous, negligent driving (occasioning death), and drive with high range PCA.

He is due to appear at Wyong Local Court on Wednesday 8 March 2023.