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Man charged over double fatal crash near Cooma

A man has been charged over a crash that claimed the lives of two people which occurred near Cooma last week.

About 3.40am on Sunday 28 July 2019, emergency services were called to the Monaro Highway, near Rose Valley Road, Bunyan, about 10km north of Cooma, following reports a Mazda 6 sedan travelling southbound had left the road and rolled.

Two passengers in the vehicle died at the scene, including a 21-year-old male front seat passenger, and a 22-year-old female rear seat passenger.

The driver, a 22-year-old man, suffered a serious head laceration and two male passengers, aged 19 and 20, suffered superficial head lacerations.

Officers from the Lake Illawarra Crash Investigation Unit commenced inquiries.

About 7pm yesterday (Friday 2 August 2019), the 22-year-old male driver was arrested at Sydney Airport as he was attempting to board a flight out of the country.

The man, a Nepalese National, was taken to Mascot Police Station and charged with dangerous driving occasioning death (x2), dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm, cause bodily harm by misconduct (x2), negligent driving occasioning death, and negligent driving occasioning grievous bodily harm.

He was refused bail to appear at Parramatta Bail Court today (Saturday 3 August 2019).


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