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Driver is hit with charges after a mother and her baby son were killed in a horrific car crash 

A driver has been charged after a head-on crash on a highway which killed a mother and her baby son.  

Emergency services were called to the Golden Highway at Dunedoo in central-west New South Wales at about 5pm on March 18.

The 40-year-old driver of a white Holden Caprice sedan collided head-on into a blue Hyundai i30 hatchback.

A 26-year-old woman, driving the hatchback, and her 11-month-old son, who was in the back seat, died at the scene. 

Emergency services were called to the Golden Highway at Dunedoo in central-west New South Wales (pictured) at about 5pm on Wednesday on March 18

Emergency services were called to the Golden Highway at Dunedoo in central-west New South Wales (pictured) at about 5pm on Wednesday on March 18

Three other passengers in the sedan, a girl, aged two, and two men aged 25 and 29, were injured in the collision. 

The driver of the sedan suffered a suspected fractured ankle and the 29-year-old man suffered suspected internal injuries. 

The 29-year-old man and the driver were air-lifted to Westmead Hospital in a stable condition. 

The 25-year-old man suffered suspected spinal fractures and was initially taken to Dubbo Hospital but was later flown to the Royal North Shore Hospital. 

The two-year-old girl suffered suspected spinal fractures and was air-lifted to The Children’s Hospital at Westmead in a critical but stable condition. 

Following an investigation by officers of the Crash Investigation Unit, the driver was charged for the crash on Friday.  

He has been charged with two counts of dangerous driving occasioning death and dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm. 

The man has also been charged with one count of negligent driving occasioning death and negligent driving occasioning grievous bodily harm.   

He is due to appear in Dubbo Local Court on Wednesday 15 July 2020. 

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