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Man charged with manslaughter over double fatal crash near Mullumbimby

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A man has been charged with manslaughter following a double fatal crash near Mullumbimby last year.

About 11.45am on Sunday, 1 September, 2019 emergency services were called to Mullumbimby Road, about 2km north of Mullumbimby following reports a westbound Nissan Juke and an eastbound Toyota Hilux utility collided in the eastbound lane.

Upon arrival, paramedics attempted to revive a 79-year-old female passenger of the Hilux, however she died at the scene.

The 80-year-old male driver of the Hilux was flown to Gold Coast University Hospital, but died a few days later.

A 28-year-old male driver of the Nissan was taken to Gold Coast University Hospital for mandatory testing.

Officers attached to the Far North Coast Crash Investigation Unit commenced investigations.

Following extensive inquiries, yesterday (Thursday, 27 February, 2020) police issued the 28-year-old with a Future Court Attendance Notice for nine offences, including two counts of manslaughter, two counts of dangerous driving occasioning death and two counts of negligent driving occasioning death.

He will face Mullumbimby Local Court on Thursday, 7 May 2020.

The man’s licence has been suspended.


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