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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.

– Jans


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