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Driver in multi-vehicle crash charged- South Coast

Monday, 16 January 2023 05:05:40 PM

The driver of a vehicle involved in a fatal multi-vehicle crash in the South Coast last year has been charged.

About 4.40pm on Friday 30 December 2022, emergency services were called to the Princes Highway, Corunna, about 5km south of Narooma, after reports three vehicles had crashed.

Officers from South Coast Police District were told a northbound white Audi Q3 and a southbound silver Toyota Camry collided, causing a white Volkswagen station wagon to also crash.

The driver of the Camry, a 39-year-old woman, died at the scene.

The passengers of the Camry – two brothers aged 18 and 15 – were airlifted to Westmead Hospital and Westmead Children’s Hospital respectively, with the eldest in a serious condition and the youngest in a critical condition; The 18-year-old boy has since been released.

The driver of the Audi, a 40-year-old man, and the passenger, a 31-year-old woman, were taken to Moruya Hospital before being airlifted to St George Hospital, with the woman stable and the man serious but stable.

The five occupants of the Volkswagen were uninjured; however, the driver, a 34-year-old woman, was conveyed to Moruya Hospital for observation.

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.

Following inquiries, crash investigators attended St George Hospital today (Monday 16 January 2023) and issued a Court attendance Notice to the 40-year-old driver of the Audi Q3.

The man was charged with dangerous driving occasioning death-drive manner dangerous, three counts of dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm- drive manner dangerous, negligent driving (occasioning death) and Negligent driving (occasions grievous bodily harm).

His driver’s licence was also suspended.

The man is due to appear before Narooma Local Court on Thursday 11 May 2023.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.