Woman Charged After Fatal Smith Lakes Car Crash

A 43-year-old died in the collision

Woman Charged After Fatal Smith Lakes Car Crash

Police have charged a woman following investigations into a fatal single-vehicle crash on the state’s Mid North Coast earlier this year.

About 7.30 am on Wednesday 15 March 2017, emergency services were called to the intersection of The Lakes Way and Coomba Park Road, Smiths Lake, following reports a Holden Commodore had crashed.

A 43-year-old man, who was a passenger in the vehicle, died at the scene.

The driver of the vehicle, a 39-year-old woman, was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being taken to hospital to undergo mandatory blood testing.

Officers attached to Manning and Great Lakes Local Area Command with assistance from Crash Investigation Unit established a crime scene and commenced investigations.

Following their investigations, the driver was charged yesterday with dangerous driving occasioning death, negligent driving occasioning death, negligent driving, drive with illicit drug present in blood, and use unserviceable vehicle on road.

She had her licence suspended and is due to appear at Forster Local Court on Wednesday 18 October 2017.