27 July 2023

Riverina man faces court over fatal Kyeamba truck crash

| Shri Gayathirie Rajen
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Neville McCarthy fronted Wagga Wagga Local Court on Wednesday (26 July), charged with driving offences after a truck driver died in a crash in May. Photo: Shri Gayathirie Rajen.

A Holbrook man has appeared in court following a crash that killed a truck driver in May.

Sixty-year-old Neville McCarthy fronted Wagga Wagga Local Court on 26 July, charged with dangerous driving causing death and negligent driving causing death.

Police said emergency services were called to a two-vehicle collision about 10 am on 29 May and found a Kenworth prime mover and a truck both alight at the scene.

NSW Rural Fire Service officers extinguished the blaze, but the truck driver, a man believed to be in his 40s, died at the scene.

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McCarthy was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics before he was taken to Wagga Wagga Base Hospital with minor injuries.

A crime scene was established and an investigation into the crash began.

Following inquiries, McCarthy was arrested and taken to Wagga Wagga Police Station where he was charged and had his licence suspended. He later was granted bail.

Magistrate Rebecca Hosking set his next court date for 20 September at Wagga Wagga Local Court.

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