A teenage driver has been charged after a fatal single-vehicle crash in the Riverina.
The 17-year-old boy was issued a future court attendance notice for dangerous driving occasioning death and negligent driving occasion death. His licence has been suspended.
Emergency services were called to Wee Jasper Road at Bombowlee, about eight kilometres from Tumut, just after 7.30am on Sunday, after reports a vehicle had left the road and hit an embankment.
The passenger, a 40-year-old man, was thrown from the vehicle and died at the scene.
The driver, a 17-year-old boy, was uninjured.
He was taken to Wagga Base Hospital for scans and mandatory testing.
Officers from the southern region crash investigation unit established a crime scene and have begun inquiries into the circumstances surrounding the incident.
The 17-year-old is due to appear at a Children’s Court on July 23 this year.
The crash occurred over the June long weekend, with NSW Police continuing to encourage drivers take care.
Assistant Commissioner Michael Corboy of the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command said so far during Operation Stay Alert, police have conducted more than 129,000 breath tests and issued 6598 traffic infringements.
“It goes without saying that police are out in force on our roads and take this very seriously,” Assistant Commissioner Corboy said.
“This is the final day of the operation and I urge drivers to pay full attention to the road rules when returning from your long-weekend holidays, especially as there have been poor weather conditions.
“Speeding kills and the risks are multiplied when there are wet conditions on our roads.
“Take care behind the wheel to ensure you and your family get home safely.”