The scene of last year's fatality at Tinbeerwah.
The scene of last year's fatality at Tinbeerwah. Geoff Potter

Ipswich teen charged with manslaughter over Noosa crash

NOOSA detectives have arrested and charged an 18-year-old Ipswich man in relation to a fatal crash on Cooroy-Noosa Road at Tinbeerwah last year.

The teenager has been charged with manslaughter and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing grievous bodily harm.

It will be alleged that he deliberatively drove into the other vehicle at around 11.50am on August 10, 2012, killing the male driver and seriously injuring another passenger.

Police said the charges laid by the Noosa Criminal Investigation Branch was a result of a lengthy investigation by detectives and the Sunshine Coast District Forensic Crash Unit.

At the time, the Daily reported the three-vehicle crash happened near the intersection of Cooroy-Noosa Rd and Sunrise Rd at Tinbeerwah at about 11.55am.

At least four people were taken to hospital with serious injuries.

The AGL Action Rescue Helicopter airlifted an elderly woman to hospital suffering critical injuries.

The Nambour woman, a passenger in the initial collision, suffered multi trauma injuries and was treated at the scene by the Intensive Care Paramedic from the AGL Action Rescue Helicopter.

She was airlifted to Nambour General Hospital in a critical condition.

The man is due to appear at the Maroochydore Magistrates Court on June 17.


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