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Woman charged over fatal crash near Tweed Heads

Monday, 13 March 2017 08:30:18 PM

A woman has been charged after her passenger died when her car crashed into the Tweed River last year.

Just before 2pm on Friday 23 September 2016, emergency services were called to the Tweed Valley Way, Condong, 25km south west of Tweed Heads, where they found a sedan fully submerged.

A 53-year-old woman, who was travelling in the front passenger seat, suffered critical injuries and died on Wednesday 12 October 2016.

The driver, a then-33-year-old woman, was also taken to The Tweed Hospital; whoever, her injuries were not life-threatening.

Richmond Crash Investigation Unit officers today travelled to a home in Queensland, where they arrested a 34-year-old woman.

She has been charged with

• Dangerous driving occasioning death

• Negligent driving causing death, and

• Not keep left of dividing line.

The woman is due to appear in Murwillumbah Local Court on Tuesday 23 May 2017.

She is not permitted to drive in NSW