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A man will reappear in court in July charged over a fail-to-stop fatal crash at Nimbin earlier this year.

About 7.10pm on Monday 15 April 2019, a 62-year-old woman and a 63-year-old man were walking north along Cecil Street, Nimbin when they were struck by a northbound Subaru Forrester.

The woman suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene. Her partner, local musician Kobya, suffered serious injuries including a suspected broken leg and was taken to Lismore Base Hospital for further treatment.

The Subaru left the scene and was recovered by investigators in parkland at Nimbin on Wednesday 17 April 2019. The vehicle has been seized and will be forensically examined.

Following extensive inquiries, crash Investigators arrested a 31-year-old man at Lismore Police Station on Monday 13 May, 2019.

He was charged with a number of offences including dangerous driving occasioning death, dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm, negligent driving occasioning death, negligent driving occasioning grievous bodily harm, failing to stop and assist after vehicle impact causing death, failing to stop and assist after vehicle impact causing grievous bodily harm and possess prohibited drug.

The man appeared in Lismore Local Court on Tuesday 14 May 2019 where he was again refused bail to next appear before the same court on Wednesday 10 July 2019.

 


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