Two men face Wagga Local Court in relation to horror crash that allegedly killed Craig Smith

Wagga Local Court
Wagga Local Court

A fresh charge has been laid against a man accused of killing Wagga father Craig Smith in a horror crash at Turvey Park. 

Ashmont’s Joshua Aaron Byrne appeared in person at Wagga Local Court on Wednesday. 

The 20-year-old is now facing five charges – including aggravated dangerous driving occasioning death. 

He is also charged with dangerous driving occasioning death, two counts of causing bodily harm by misconduct in charge of a vehicle and negligent driving occasioning death. 

Mr Smith was killed about 10am on October 23 when his ute was allegedly struck just outside his workplace. 

Two 21-year-old passengers were taken to hospital, each in a stable condition, as a result of the incident. 

Police allege Byrne was speeding at more than 45km/h above the limit in a blue Holden Commodore at the time of the collision. 

More time was requested to complete a brief of evidence in court on Wednesday, with the original December deadline now extended to February 21. 

Byrne was originally refused bail by Magistrate Erin Kennedy in October, before he was granted bail by the Supreme Court in December. 

Co-accused Mathew Thomas Cahill, of Batlow,  also fronted court charged with dangerous driving occasioning death and negligent driving occasioning death. 

The 18-year-old’s licence is currently suspended. 

Cahill was arrested on October 27 last year, just two days after Byrne’s arrest. 

Both Byrne and Cahill remain on bail and will next appear in court on March 14. 

No pleas have been entered.