Charges laid over fatal crash at Lake Macquarie

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Police have charged a man following an investigation into a fatal crash at Lake Macquarie last month.

Emergency services were called to Wakefield Road, Ryhope, just before 7.30am on Sunday 29 November, after a Toyota Corolla and a Hyundai Getz collided head-on, trapping both drivers.

The Hyundai driver, a 42-year-old man, died at the scene.

The male Toyota driver, aged 38, was freed and taken to John Hunter Hospital suffering leg injuries.

He also underwent mandatory testing.

Officers from Lake Macquarie Police District established a crime scene with the Crash Investigation Unit starting an investigation.

Following inquiries, the 38-year-old man was arrested at Waratah Police Station on Monday 14 December.

He was charged with dangerous driving occasioning death – drive manner dangerous, negligent driving (occasioning death), and not keep left of dividing line.

The Jesmond man was granted conditional bail to appear at Newcastle Local Court on Thursday 4 February, 2021.

Emergency services were called to Wakefield Road, Ryhope, just before 7.30am on Sunday 29 November, after a Toyota Corolla and a Hyundai Getz collided head-on, trapping both drivers.

The Hyundai driver, a 42-year-old man, died at the scene.

The male Toyota driver, aged 38, was freed and taken to John Hunter Hospital suffering leg injuries.

He also underwent mandatory testing.

Officers from Lake Macquarie Police District established a crime scene with the Crash Investigation Unit starting an investigation.

Following inquiries, the 38-year-old man was arrested at Waratah Police Station on Monday 14 December.

He was charged with dangerous driving occasioning death – drive manner dangerous, negligent driving (occasioning death), and not keep left of dividing line.

The Jesmond man was granted conditional bail to appear at Newcastle Local Court on Thursday 4 February, 2021.