One driver dead in four car crash on Macarthur Bridge

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A 56 year old man has been charged with dangerous driving causing death following a multiple-vehicle crash near Camden on Friday afternoon.

Emergency services were called to the Old Hume Highway, Camden South, about 1pm after four vehicles crashed on Macarthur Bridge.

Police say a small hatchback and a station wagon were travelling north along the Camden Bypass when they collided, with the impact forcing the hatchback into oncoming traffic. The hatchback was struck by a sedan then a 4WD, both of which were being driven south.

A man driving the hatchback died at the scene, while the drivers of the other three vehicles were taken to Camden Hospital for mandatory testing.

The driver of the station wagon, 56-year-old man, was subsequently arrested by officers attached to the Crash Investigation Unit (CIU).

He was taken to Narellan Police Station where he was charged with dangerous driving occasioning death – drive manner dangerous, and negligent driving occasioning death.

The man has been given strict conditional bail to appear at Picton Local Court on May 2.

The deceased driver is yet to be formally identified, but is believed to be aged in his 30s.


In a separate incident, police are appealing for public assistance after discovering a drug house in Campbelltown.

Emergency services were called to an address on George Street, Campbelltown, following reports of a house fire on Friday morning.

On arrival, officers attached to Campbelltown City Police Area Command located a house well alight.

Fire and Rescue NSW extinguished the fire; however, the house sustained significant damage.

There was no one inside the property at the time and there were no reports of injuries.

A crime scene was established and an investigation into the circumstances surrounding this incident commenced.

Inside the premises police allegedly located equipment consistent with enhanced indoor cultivation of cannabis, including lamps, light bulbs and paraphernalia.

Police seized more than 80 cannabis plants and plant seedings.

As inquiries continue, anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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