Teen charged with dangerous driving after fatal crash in Australia
MELBOURNE, June 30 (IANS) Police in the Australian state of Victoria say a teenage girl has been charged following a fatal crash in the town of Loxley.
At around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, a gray Holden Captiva was traveling along Hume Highway when it collided with a truck near Alexanderson Road, Xinhua reported.
A 15-year-old girl, who was the front passenger in the Holden, died at the scene, while the 14-year-old female driver sustained non-life-threatening injuries and a female passenger sustained minor injuries.
The 45-year-old truck driver was not injured.
According to Victoria Police, the 14-year-old girl who was behind the wheel of the Holden was charged with dangerous driving causing death and released on bail.
She is expected to face juvenile court at a later date.
The latest police figure showed Victoria lost 154 people on the road this year, marking an increase of 30.5 per cent compared to the same period last year.