Truck driver charged after fatal multi-vehicle truck crash on Sturt Hwy

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A 54-year-old man has been charged following a fatal multi-vehicle truck crash on the Sturt Highway, near Carrathool, NSW, last month.

The driver allegedly crashed into two trucks – driven by men aged 19 and 42 – that had stopped on the Sturt about 50km east of Hay on November 22.

The 19-year-old man was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics; however, he died at the scene.

The older man was taken to Griffith Hospital in a serious but stable condition.

The 42-year-old man was uninjured, and was taken to hospital for mandatory testing.

After investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash, police arrested the 54-year-old at Leeton Police Station on December 14.

The driver was charged with dangerous driving occasioning death and negligent driving occasioning death, and his licence was suspended.

He was granted conditional bail to appear at Griffith Local Court on January 24, 2024.

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