Townsville Mayor charged over fatal crash

Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill charged over fatal crash

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The crash happened on January 30.

The crash happened on January 30.

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Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill has been charged following a fatal traffic crash in Aitkenvale in January.

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TOWNSVILLE Mayor Jenny Hill has been charged following a fatal traffic crash in Aitkenvale in January.

Cr Hill was driving her Holden Commodore just before 8am on January 30, when it and a Suzuki motorcycle collided at the intersection of Nathan and Alfred streets.

Witnesses, including an off-duty doctor, rendered first aid to the 33-year-old male rider before he was transported to Townsville Hospital where he was declared deceased.

The driver of the Holden Commodore, a 60-year-old Douglas woman, was not physically injured.

Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill will face court on October 30.

Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill will face court on October 30.

Police this evening said they had served the 60-year-old woman with a Notice to Appear in court following their investigations.

Cr Hill has been charged with driving without due care and attention causing death and is scheduled to appear in Townsville Magistrates Court on October 30.

The Forensic Crash Unit is continuing investigations and a report is being prepared for the coroner.

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