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Charges laid following fatal crash near Forbes

Thursday, 19 August 2021 07:31:52 AM

A man has been charged following a fatal collision in the state’s west yesterday.

Just after 6am (Wednesday 18 August 2021), emergency services responded to reports a B-double truck and a Toyota Avalon sedan collided on the Newell Highway, approximately 25km south of Forbes.

Officers from Central West Police District attended along with NSW Fire and Rescue, RFS and NSW Ambulance.

The driver and sole occupant of the Toyota, a 64-year-old man, died at the scene.

The truck driver, a 42-year-old man, suffered minor injuries and was taken to Forbes Hospital for mandatory testing.

A crime scene was established, and the Crash Investigation Unit attended and have commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Upon his release from hospital, the 42-year-old man was arrested and taken to Forbes Police Station, where he was charged with dangerous driving occasioning death and negligent driving occasioning death.

He was given conditional bail to appear at Forbes Local Court on Tuesday 19 October 2021.

Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident, or has dashcam vision, to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.