2 June 2020

UPDATED Woman dies, man injured after ute hits tree near Junee

| Edwina Mason
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A woman has died and a man has been injured following an accident near Junee on Sunday afternoon. Photo: NSW Police.

UPDATE 1:00 pm, 2 June 2020: A 23-year-old man was arrested at Wagga Wagga Base Hospital at about 5:00 pm yesterday (1 June 2020) and taken to Wagga Wagga Police Station in relation to the single-car fatality at Junee.

The man was charged with dangerous driving occasioning death, dangerous driving, driver a motor vehicle while disqualified, negligent driving occasioning death, contravening an apprehended violence order and breaching bail conditions.

He was refused bail to appear before Wagga Wagga Local Court today.

3:00 pm, 1 June 2020: A woman has died and a man has been injured after a single-vehicle crash in the Riverina at the weekend.

Emergency services were called to Pattersons Road, Harefield, about 12 km south of Junee, after a Hilux utility left the road and hit a tree about 4:45 pm on Sunday, May 31.

A 37-year-old woman died at the scene while a 23-year-old man was taken to Wagga Wagga Base Hospital with suspected chest and arm injuries. Both are from Junee.

Inquiries are continuing by officers attached to the Crash Investigation Unit.

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.

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