26 May 2020

ACT woman charged over 2019 Crookwell fatality

| Edwina Mason
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A 28-year-old ACT woman is to appear in Goulburn Local Court following a fatal accident near Crookwell in December 2019. Photo: File.

An ACT woman has been charged over a collision near Crookwell last year that resulted in the death of a 62-year-old woman.

The 28-year-old is due to appear before Goulburn Local Court on 5 August charged with negligent driving causing death, negligent driving occasioning grievous bodily harm, and cutting in front of a vehicle after overtaking.

Emergency services were called to Binda Road, Binda – approximately 15 kilometres north-west of Crookwell – at around 11.15 am on Saturday, 7 December 2019 following reports a Toyota Landcruiser SUV and a Hyundai Accent sedan had collided.

According to reports at the time of the accident, both vehicles were travelling in a northerly direction when they collided, both veered off the road and rolled.

The SUV was towing a trailer at the time of the collision.

Despite the efforts of NSW Ambulance paramedics, a 62-year-old female passenger in the SUV died at the scene.

The 64-year-old male driver of the SUV and the 28-year-old female driver of the Hyundai were treated and taken to Canberra and Goulburn hospitals with minor injuries.

Officers from the Crash Investigation Unit commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash.

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