Walcha caravan crash: man charged with eight offences

A man has been charged in relation to a single-vehicle crash that claimed two lives near Walcha in January.

The driver of a Toyota Prado, which was towing a caravan when the vehicle struck an Armco railing and a tree, now faces eight charges.

They include two counts of dangerous driving occasioning death, and one count of doing an act intending to pervert the course of justice.

The 58-year-old man's licence was suspended, and he has been granted conditional bail to appear at Tamworth Local Court on July 29.

The deadly crash happened about 1.30pm on January 3, on the Oxley Highway about 45km east of Walcha.

The front seat passenger, a 72-year-old woman, and rear seat passenger, a 38-year-old man, sustained fatal injuries and died at the scene.

The driver and a 38-year-old female backseat passenger were taken to Tamworth hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

After investigations by police from Northern Tableland Crash Investigation Unit, the driver was charged with: doing an act intending to pervert the course of justice; two counts of dangerous driving occasioning death; negligent driving occasioning death; dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm; and negligent driving occasioning grievous bodily harm.

He's also charged with towed vehicle weight exceeding the capacity of the towing attachment; and towed vehicle weight exceeding the maximum laden weight.

This story Man charged after Walcha crash that claimed two lives first appeared on The Northern Daily Leader.

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