Queensland truckie charged over crash that killed two kids
A MAN will face court next month in relation to a crash north of Dubbo, earlier this year, in which two children died.
A 12-year old boy and his nine-year old brother lost their lives after the 4WD they were passengers in collided with a B-double on the Newell Hwy about 3.30am on May 6, 2017.
The boys Mum and her husband were treated for shock at the scene before later travelling to Sydney to be with their youngest son, who was flown to the Children's Hospital at Westmead in a serious condition.
The crash was so violent, the accident site stretched across more than 500m between Burraway Rd and North Terramungamine Rd, about 12km north of Dubbo.
The 4WD was travelling in a northerly direction while the truck, part of the Red Star transport company, was heading south.
The truck came to rest near a creek bed 40m from the roadway.
Following investigations by police from the Metropolitan Crash Investigation Unit, a 53-year-old Queensland man will face Dubbo Local Court on 30 August to answer allegations of dangerous driving occasioning death, negligent driving occasioning death and not keep left of dividing line.
The trucking company involved in the highway crash was raided by police a few days after the crash, who allegedly found several faults in its fleet, including brake defects and tired drivers.
In total, 22 defect notices and 20 infringements were issued, one driver was found not carrying a licence and 29 drivers were tested for drugs.