Charges laid over fatal crash – Lake Macquarie

A man has been charged following an investigation into a fatal crash at Lake Macquarie last month.

Emergency services were called to Wakefield Road, Ryhope, just before 7.30am on Sunday 29 November 2020, after a Toyota Corolla and a Hyundai Getz collided head-on, trapping both drivers.

The Hyundai driver, a 42year-old man, died at the scene

The Toyota driver, a 38-year-old man, was freed and taken to John Hunter Hospital suffering leg injuries. He also underwent mandatory testing.

Officers from Lake Macquarie Police District established a crime scene with the Crash Investigation Unit commencing an investigation.

Following inquiries, the 38-year-old man was arrested at Waratah Police Station today (Monday 14 December 2020).

He was charged with dangerous driving occasioning death – drive manner dangerous, negligent driving (occasioning death), and not keep left of dividing line.

The Jesmond man was granted conditional bail to appear at Newcastle Local Court on Thursday 4 February 2021.

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