Woman charged after fatal crash - Dubbo

Sunday, 12 February 2023 04:50:20 PM

A woman will appear in court charged with dangerous driving following an investigation into a fatal crash in the Dubbo area last year.

About 4.15pm on Sunday 2 October 2022, emergency services were called to the Mitchell Highway at Geurie – about 28km south-east of Dubbo – following reports of a two-vehicle crash.

The driver of one of the vehicles – a 69-year-old woman – died at the scene. A 69-year-old male passenger in the same vehicle was airlifted to Liverpool Hospital in Sydney with serious injuries.

The 71-year-old female driver of the second vehicle was also flown to the same hospital with serious injuries.

Officers from Orana Mid-Western Police District, along with officers from the Crash Investigation Unit, commenced an investigation into the circumstances of the crash.

Following inquiries, a 71-year-old woman was arrested at Dubbo police station about 12.00pm today (Sunday 12 February 2023) and charged with four offences - dangerous driving occasioning death, dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm, negligent driving occasioning death and negligent driving occasioning grievious bodily harm. The woman’s licence was also suspended by police.

The woman will appear at Dubbo Local Court on Wednesday 12 April 2023.