Woman charged over Stuart Hwy crash that killed 63-year-old passenger in South Australia

Sowaibah Hanifie
7NEWS
A 61-year-old woman has been charged after the car she was driving slammed into a tree and killed her passenger in South Australia’s Far North.
A 61-year-old woman has been charged after the car she was driving slammed into a tree and killed her passenger in South Australia’s Far North. Credit: 7NEWS

A 61-year-old woman has been charged with dangerous driving after the car she was driving slammed into a tree and killed her passenger in South Australia’s Far North.

Emergency services were called to the crash along the Stuart Hwy in Kootaberra, 50km north of Port Augusta, at 2.50pm on Monday.

The rear passenger, a 63-year-old man from Victoria, died at the scene.

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The driver and two other passengers were taken to hospital with minor injuries.

South Australia Police charged the 61-year-old driver with causing death by dangerous driving.

She will appear in the Port Augusta Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

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