Charges laid over fatal Halls Creek crash
Charges laid over fatal Halls Creek crash

A 45-year-old man has been charged over a crash that claimed the life of a 62-year-old and injured 11 people in Halls Creek in March.

It is alleged the man was driving an unlicensed and unroadworthy Toyota Troopcarrier with 15 unrestrained passengers in it on March 22.

He crashed the car into a ditch after the steering wheel locked as he drove around a bend on Duncan Road, about 20km east of Halls Creek.

A police spokeswoman said the car had no brakes and the driver could not stop it from leaving the road and falling into the ditch.

One woman died and five passengers, including an eight-year-old, suffered life-threatening or potentially permanent injuries.

Seven passengers, including five children, suffered minor injuries.

The man has been charged with dangerous driving occasioning death, dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm, dangerous driving occasioning bodily harm and driving an unlicensed motor vehicle.

He will appear in Halls Creek Magistrate's Court on May 9.

The West Australian

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