Officer charged over fatal Tas crash
A 26-year-old police officer is indicted in a car accident in Tasmania that killed a mother and her son.
A woman in her fifties and a boy of 16 died following the clash near Penna, in the south-east of the state, on 10 May.
Tasmanian police have charged the officer, who was fired, with two counts of causing death from negligent driving.
She is also accused of driving in a state of disqualification, driving without due care and attention, and violating vehicle regulations.
The police officer was not on duty at the time of the incident. He is to appear before the Hobart Magistrates Court on December 9th.
“It is inappropriate to make further comment as the matter is now under court,” Tasmanian police said in a statement Monday.