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Manslaughter charges over fatal bus crash - T&HWP

Thursday, 09 March 2017 12:17:43 PM

Two men have been charged with manslaughter by police investigating a fatal bus crash in the Kangaroo Valley almost seven years ago.

Shortly before 7.30pm on Monday 14 May 2010, a 57-year-old man was driving a 16-tonne coach south along Nowra Road at Barrengarry, when it left the roadway, crashed through the guard rail and slid 40m down a hillside.

The driver was thrown from the bus and died at the scene, while several of the 28 passengers on board were injured, one seriously. The bus was on its way to a carers’ retreat at the time of the crash.

Following extensive inquiries, including mechanical examination of the bus, two men, aged 31 and 40, have now been charged by police attached to Traffic & Highway Patrol’s Crash Investigation Unit (CIU).

The younger man was arrested and charged on Tuesday 28 February 2017, and this follows the charging of the older man on Thursday 12 January 2017.

The younger man, a bus company manager from St Clair, has been charged with:

He was granted conditional bail to appear in Moss Vale Local Court on Tuesday 18 April 2017.

The older man, a mechanic from Picton, has been charged with

He is due to appear at Moss Vale Local Court on Tuesday 21 March 2017.