Police officer charged over fatal bus crash

The scene of the accident in May 2022. Photo: Melinda Jane.
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A police officer has been charged following a critical incident investigation into a fatal crash in Llandilo earlier this year, in which a bus driver was killed.

Just before 7.20am on Tuesday, May 24, emergency services were called to the intersection of Third and Fifth Avenues, Llandilo, following reports of a crash involving a bus and an unmarked NSW Police vehicle.

Officers attached to Nepean Police Area Command attended, along with NSW Ambulance paramedics and Fire and Rescue NSW.

The bus driver – 76-year-old Andy Leonello – died at the scene.

The officer – a 40-year-old male sergeant attached to a specialist command – was taken to Westmead Hospital with minor injuries and for mandatory testing.

A Critical Incident Investigation Team from Blacktown Police Area Command commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash.

Following inquiries, the officer has now been issued a court attendance notice for ‘dangerous driving occasioning death – drive manner dangerous’ and ‘negligent driving (occasioning death)’.

He is due to appear at Blacktown Local Court on Tuesday, October 18.

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