NRL player's brother charged over crash that killed woman

The brother of an NRL player has been charged over a fatal three-car crash in Sydney’s northwest that left one woman dead.

Troy Xerri, 28, was allegedly driving a Toyota Hilux when it crashed in Eastwood about 5pm on Wednesday.

Joanne Duke, a 63-year-old woman driving a grey Mazda, died at the scene on Blaxland Road.

The third driver, a 34-year-old woman, suffered minor injuries.

Troy Xerri was charged over the fatal crash in Eastwood. Source: Nine News

Mr Xerri, who Nine News reports is the brother of Cronulla Sharks player Bronson Xerri, was taken to Royal North Shore Hospital with abdominal pains while his passenger, another 28-year-old man, was hospitalised with multiple injuries, including a fractured pelvis.

The accused driver was charged with dangerous driving occasioning death, dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm, cause bodily harm by misconduct, negligent driving occasioning death and negligent driving occasioning grievous bodily harm.

A 63-year-old woman died in the crash on Wednesday. Source: Nine News

Nine News reports Mr Xerri was granted bail on strict conditions, including staying under house arrest.

He has forfeited his passport and can only leave his home for police, court, or medical reasons. His family also put up $10,000 surety as part of the conditions.

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