Police launch criminal investigation into fatal local crash

by Peter Newport - Dec 17, 2023

The fatal road accident at the foot of the Crown Range road near Arrow Junction yesterday morning has resulted in a police criminal investigation. One person died in the two car crash and the other driver was seriously injured. 

Crux contacted police after local reports that members of the public called police 15 minutes before the accident to notify them of a car being driven in an erratic manner, potentially by a drunk driver.

The accident happened at 8.30 am on Saturday December 16.

Police have today issued the following statement to Crux after we asked about the warning call(s) and confirmed that both drivers underwent blood tests at the scene of the crash.

“Due to this being a criminal investigation, Police are unable to confirm that detail. The investigation is under way and Police will be preparing a report for the Coroner.

“Impairment tests form part of the routine procedure following a crash.

“We are unable to comment on charges at this time as the investigation is ongoing.”

Crux will have more details in due course. 


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