Driver faces court after fatal M1 crash

A 25-year-old Wyong man faced Wyong local court on Saturday, March 10, after allegedly leaving the scene of a fatal crash on the M1 freeway at Mount White. About 4.45pm on Friday, March 9, two utilities and a Pantech truck collided on the M1 at Mount White.

The 46-year-old male driver of one of the utilities died at the scene. The male driver of the Pantech truck was not seriously injured. He was taken to hospital where he underwent mandatory blood and urine tests. The driver of the second utility was alleged to have left the scene. Following further inquiries by crash investigators, a 25-year old man was arrested at a Wyong address. He was charged with dangerous driving occasioning death, negligent driving occasioning death, fail to stop and render assistance – impact causing death and not give particulars to police. The 25-year-old was refused bail and faced Wyong Local Court on Saturday, March 10. Inquiries into events leading up to the crash continued. Two northbound lanes of the M1 were blocked for over three hours causing extensive delays. A report is to be prepared for the coroner.

Source: Media release, Mar 10 NSW Police Media