Man charged after Koorawatha fatal

An elderly man has been charged following a single vehicle accident which resulted in the death of one his passengers in Koorawatha last year.

According to police, about 12.40pm on Monday, September 12, 2016, a 72-year-old man was driving a Toyota Landcruiser north on the Olympic Highway at Koorawatha, with his 71-year-old wife seated in the rear, and an 82-year-old man seated in the front.

Police will allege the driver lost control and left the road before crashing into a tree on the approach to Koorawatha from the direction of Young.

The 82-year-old front seat passenger suffered serious injuries as a result of the accident.

He was taken to Cowra Hospital before being airlifted to Westmead Hospital in Sydney where he later died.

A man has been charged after a fatal accident at Koorawatha.

A man has been charged after a fatal accident at Koorawatha.

On Wednesday, February 15, 2017, officers from the Crash Investigation Unit charged the 72-year-old man with dangerous driving causing death, and negligent driving causing death.

He is due to face Young Local Court on Tuesday, April 4, 2017.

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