Man, 39, facing numerous charges after Castlemaine fatal car crash

A man involved in a fatal car crash in Castlemaine on January 6 has been charged by Major Collision Investigation Unit detectives. 

A 39-year-old Castlemaine man was remanded in custody in a bedside hearing on Wednesday.

He has been charged with; culpable driving, dangerous driving causing death, failing to stop after an accident where there’s a death, reckless conduct endangering life, two counts of negligent driving causing serious injury and two counts of dangerous driving causing serious injury, among others.

Emergency services were called to the intersection of Forest and Urquhart streets just before 4pm on Saturday after reports a vehicle had hit a pole.

A rear seat passenger died at the scene and two other passengers sustained serious injuries.

The man is due to appear in Bendigo Magistrates’ Court on April 18.