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Two men charged after fatal crash - Mid North Coast

Friday, 04 November 2022 08:45:45 AM

Two men are due in court next month charged over a fatal crash near Grafton last year.

Emergency services were called to Swan Creek, near Grafton, about 6pm on Friday 6 August 2021, following reports a Mazda Bravo had been damaged while travelling on Big River Way.

Officers from Coffs/Clarence Police District attended and found a 50m roll of fencing had landed on the bonnet, impacting heavily with the windscreen.

The Mazda driver, a 35-year-old man, was treated at the scene by paramedics and airlifted to Gold Coast University Hospital in a critical condition.

The man died in hospital on Sunday 8 August 2021.

The two passengers of the vehicle, an eight-year-old girl and a three-year-old boy, were not injured.

A crime scene which was later examined by specialist police from the Far North Coast Crash Investigation Unit (CIU).

Following inquiries, officers attached to the Far North Coast CIU issued a 45-year-old man with a court attendance notice on Tuesday 25 October 2022, for dangerous driving occasioning death - accessory before the fact and drive unsafely loaded vehicle death/injury occur.

Additionally, investigators issued a 67-year-old man with a court attendance notice yesterday (Thursday 3 November 2022), for dangerous driving occasioning death and drive unsafely loaded vehicle death/injury occur.

Both men are due to appear at Grafton Local Court on Monday 5 December 2022.

Investigations are continuing and anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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.