Man charged over fail to stop crash causing death

A man has been charged following investigations into a fail-to-stop crash that killed a 91-year-old man in the Newcastle Region two years ago.

About 12.45pm on Friday 24 November 2017, a 91-year-old man was crossing Stedman Street, at Maitland Road, in the Newcastle suburb of Mayfield when he was struck by an SUV.

The driver of the vehicle failed to stop and left the scene. 

The man was taken to John Hunter Hospital with a number of injuries but was unable to recover from his injuries and passed away on Monday 27 November 2017.

Officers from Newcastle City Local Area Command commenced inquiries into the matter and following a lengthy investigation police today (Monday 2 September 2019) attended a correctional facility in Wellington where they spoke with a 25-year-old man.

He was charged with dangerous driving causing death and failing to stop and render assistance causing death.

He was refused bail and will appear in Dubbo Local Court tomorrow (Tuesday 3 September 2019).