The Chronicle

Charges for fatal car crash


A MAN has been charged with multiple offences over a horror crash on the Southern Downs that killed one woman and seriously injured another.

Police said a Toyota SUV was travelling westbound on Somerville Rd at Storm King about 11.15pm on May 14, when the car veered from the road and struck a tree before rolling.

A 46-year-old Pine Mountain woman died at the scene, and a 38-year-old woman was transporte­d to hospital with serious injuries.

Police charged a 39-yearold Deebing Heights man with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death and driving under the influence, after months of investigat­ion.

He is due to appear in Stanthorpe Magistrate­s Court on December 15.

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