Woman charged after fatal crash - Rankin Springs

Sunday, 05 September 2021 03:11:21 PM

A driver has been charged following a fatal crash in the Riverina region yesterday.

About 8.20am Saturday 4 September 2021, emergency services attended Mid Western Highway, Rankin Springs, about 65km north of Griffith, following reports a Ford Transit van travelling east had cross to the other side of the road and crashed into a tree.

The passenger – an 11-year-old girl – was freed from the vehicle by witnesses and administered CPR, however she died at the scene.

The driver of the vehicle – a 51-year-old woman – was taken to hospital for mandatory testing.

Officers attached to Murrumbidgee Police District established a crime scene, which was examined by specialist police from the Crash Investigation Unit.

Following inquiries, the woman has been charged with dangerous driving occasioning death, and negligent driving occasioning death. Her licence has been suspended.

The woman will appear in Griffith Local Court on Wednesday 17 November 2021.

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 crime via NSW Police social media pages.