Double fatality in horror smash on M1

The M1 near Mooney Mooney and Kariong has again been the site of a severe MVAThe M1 near Mooney Mooney and Kariong has again been the site of a severe MVA

A truck driver will face court after two people died in a six-vehicle accident (MVA) on the M1, near Kariong.

Just before 5pm on Tuesday, July 31, emergency services responded to reports of a crash involving a truck and five cars, northbound on the M1, just north of the Mooney Mooney Bridge. On arrival, officers found a truck had crashed into the back of one of the cars and caught fire. Two men, believed to be aged 19 and 52, who were travelling in a Ford utility, died in the crash. They are yet to be formally identified.

A 75-year-old woman, who was driving a Kia Rio sedan, was taken to Royal North Shore Hospital for further treatment. The remaining drivers and passengers were taken to Gosford Hospital for further treatment. They were: two women, aged 36 and 34, travelling in a Hyundai i30; a 44-year old woman driving a Hyundai Tuscon; and, a 62-year-old woman driving a Mazda 3. A 30-year-old male truck driver was charged with two counts of dangerous driving occasioning death and one count of dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm. He was also charged with negligent driving occasioning death and negligent driving occasioning grievous bodily harm. His licence was suspended and he was granted conditional bail to appear in Gosford Local Court on, August 21.

Source: Media release, Jul 31 NSW Police Media