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UPDATED: Passenger dies after Landcruiser hits tree; driver charged

June 18, 2023;



UPDATED


A man will face court following a fatal crash in the state’s Central West.


About 8.30am on Sunday June 18, 2023), a passing motorist found a Toyota Landcruiser had crashed off Nangar Road, about 10km west of Canowindra.


A 33-year-old Forbes man, who was in the front passenger seat, died at the scene.


The driver, a 35-year-old man, was taken to Orange Base Hospital, where he was treated for a minor head injury and underwent mandatory testing.


Upon his release from hospital, the man was taken to Orange Police Station, where he was charged with dangerous driving occasioning death – drive manner dangerous, and negligent driving occasioning death.


The Bathurst man was refused bail to appear at Orange Local Court on Monday June 19, 2023).


Inquiries are continuing.


By Peter Holmes


A man has died after the 4WD in which he was a passenger hit a tree in the state’s Central West this morning.



"A passing motorist found the Toyota Landcruiser about 8.30am (Sunday June 18, 2023), crashed off Nangar Road, about 10km west of Canowindra," NSW Police said.


A 33-year-old Forbes man, who was in the front passenger seat, died at the scene.

The driver, a 36-year-old man from Bathurst, was taken to Orange Base Hospital where he was treated for a minor head injury and underwent mandatory testing.



"The man has now been released and has been taken to Orange Police Station," police stated.


Officers from Chifley Police District are being assisted by the Crash Investigation Unit.

Investigators are appealing for anyone with information about the incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.


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