Man charged over teacher’s death in Llandilo crash

The scene of the crash earlier this month. Photo: Melinda Jane.
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A man has been charged following an investigation into a fatal crash at Llandilo earlier this month.

About 7.30am on Tuesday, November 2, emergency services were called to The Northern Road, near Spinks Road, Llandilo, following reports a truck and car had collided.

The driver of the car, a 28-year-old woman later identified as beloved teacher Gemma Thompson, died at the scene.

The driver of the truck – a 20-year-old man – sustained minor injuries and was taken to Westmead Hospital for treatment and mandatory testing.

Officers from Nepean Police Area Command established a crime scene and officers from the Crash Investigation Unit commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Following inquiries, the 20-year-old man was arrested at Mt Druitt Police Station yesterday.

He was charged with ‘dangerous driving occasioning death – drive manner dangerous’ and ‘negligent driving occasioning death’.

The man was granted conditional bail to appear before Mt Druitt Local Court on Wednesday, November 24.


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