NSW police lay charges after fatal crash near Wagga Wagga

Police have charged a teenager after a two-vehicle fatal crash near Wagga Wagga at the weekend.

About 8.30pm on Saturday 12 March 2022, emergency services were called to the intersection of Holbrook Road, Gelston Park – about 16km south of Wagga Wagga – following reports of a Nissan X-Trail and a VW Golf had collided.

The passenger of the VW Golf – a 19-year-old man – was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics; however, he died at the scene.

The drivers of the VW and Nissan – a 17-year-old teenager and 46-year-old man respectively – were also treated at the scene before being taken to Wagga Wagga Base Hospital in stable conditions.

Officers from Riverina Police District attended and established a crime scene, which was forensically examined by officers attached to the Crash Investigation Unit.

Following inquiries, the 17-year-old was arrested on Sunday 13 March 2022 and taken to Wagga Wagga Police Station where he was charged with dangerous driving occasioning death (drive manner dangerous), cause bodily harm by misconduct, in charge of motor vehicle, and negligent driving (occasioning death).

He was granted conditional bail to appear in a children’s court on Tuesday 17 May 2022.

A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.

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