Fatal accident sentencing adjourned

A CULCAIRN man will be sentenced in Albury Local Court in August over a fatal accident last year.

Alexander Geoffrey Fenwick has pleaded guilty to a charge of negligent driving causing death and magistrate Tony Murray adjourned sentencing for the preparation of a report on him.

Fenwick, 36, of Balfour Street, was driving a Ford Territory registered to the Wagga City Council when involved in an accident about 7.45am on August 8 on the Culcairn-Holbrook Road.

He was about four kilometres from Culcairn when his vehicle crashed into a semi-trailer.

Police said the truck had just pulled on to the road from a farm and was travelling about 5km/h.

The semi-trailer was about one and a half metres into the east-bound lane, with the remaining width of the truck on the dirt shoulder.

It was believed Fenwick tried to overtake the truck, but the front left side of his vehicle hit the back right side of the rear trailer.

Fenwick’s vehicle crossed to the wrong side of the road and collided with a Ford Mondeo travelling in the west-bound lane.

The back wheel of the Territory travelled over the bonnet of the Mondeo, smashed through the windscreen and killed the driver.

There were no skid marks or signs of heavy braking from either vehicle.

Fenwick was taken to the Albury hospital where blood and urine samples were obtained.

Both had negative results.

Fenwick told detectives he could not recall the accident apart from getting out of his vehicle.

He remembered leaving home to drive to work.