Charges – Fatal traffic crash, Palm Beach

Police investigating a fatal traffic crash that occurred in Palm Beach last year, have charged a woman.

Around 5.52pm on Sunday, May 29, a station wagon was travelling north on the Gold Coast Highway when it allegedly failed to negotiate a bend, lost control, mounted the median strip and became airborne, before hitting a traffic light pole at the intersection with Thrower Drive.

The impact caused the vehicle to be split in two and become engulfed in flames.

A 21-year-old woman died at the scene.

The driver of the vehicle, a 30-year-old Worongary woman has been charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death whilst adversely affected and driving under the influence of liquor.

She is expected to appear in Southport Magistrates Court on July 5.

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