Charges laid following fatal crash on motorway

A MAN has been charged following a fatal traffic crash in Coolum Beach in May this year. 

Forensic Crash Investigators last week charged a 36-year-old Coolum Beach man with two counts each of dangerous operation of a vehicle causing death or Grievous Bodily Harm and one count each of drug driving and driver failing to restrain a child under four. 

Around 2.15pm on Monday, May 30, police will allege the man was driving a silver Mitsubishi Pajero southbound on the Sunshine Motorway when it collided with a Mazda CX-9 heading north. 

Two three-year-old passengers were seated in the rear of the 4WD. The male child suffered critical injuries and passed away in the Sunshine Coast University Hospital the following day. The man and female child sustained minor injuries only. 

The 38-year-old female driver of the Mazda and a 12-year-old female passenger sustained serious and significant injuries and were discharged from hospital only last week. A four-year-old male passenger from this vehicle sustained minor injuries only. 

The man was granted police bail and will appear in Maroochydore Magistrates Court on Friday August 26. 

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