September 15, 2023

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Sunshine Coast detectives have charged a man with dangerous driving causing death in relation to a fatal traffic crash at Burnside this morning.

It will be alleged at 7.23am a stolen Mercedes was headed east on Windsor Road when it collided with a Nissan Micra travelling in the opposite direction.

The driver of the Nissan, a 52-year-old Nambour woman, died at the scene.

The driver of the Mercedes fled the scene but was arrested a short time later with the assistance of members of the public.

A 26-year-old Caloundra West man has been charged with dangerous driving causing death whilst adversely affected by an intoxicating substance, driver callous disregard to deceased, enter dwelling with intent, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, armed robbery, possession of shortened firearm, possession of a dangerous drug (methylamphetamine), carry loaded firearm in public, possession of a weapon whilst under the influence of liquor or a drug, possession of explosive (ammunition), possession of utensil (pipe) and disqualified driving.

He will appear via video link before the Hervey Bay Magistrates Court tomorrow, September 16.

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