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Man charged following fatal crash - Dapto

Thursday, 16 March 2017 01:23:33 PM

A man has been charged over a fatal crash in Dapto last year.

About 2.10am on Friday 2 December 2016, a vehicle was travelling east along Cleveland Road, West Dapto, when it left the carriageway and struck a tree.

The vehicle caught on fire; however, local residents were able to free the driver, a 24-year-old man.

He was taken to Wollongong Hospital suffering minor injuries.

The front-seat passenger, an 18-year-old man, could not be freed and died at the scene.

Officers from the Crash Investigation Unit attended and commence investigations.

Following inquiries, yesterday (Wednesday 15 March 2017), police issued a 24-year-old man with a future court attendance notice for dangerous driving occasioning death and negligent driving occasioning death.

He will appear at Port Kembla Local Court on Wednesday 19 April 2017.