Local truckie sent to Court

A KILLARNEY truck driver charged with dangerous driving causing death has been committed to appear in the Northern Territory Supreme Court on March 15.

Geoffrey Ross Hamilton was charged following a fatal incident on the Stuart Highway, at Coolalinga, in Darwin’s rural outskirts last June.

The 23-year-old Southern Downs local was driving a road train pulling three trailers loaded with cattle, when the accident happened about 7pm on June 13.

Trainee dental nurse Karlee McCullough died at the scene.

Hamilton has been charged with dangerous driving causing death, entering an intersection against a red light and driving a vehicle without wearing a seatbelt.

He was the second person charged following the incident.

Bradley Dawson was also charged with dangerous driving causing death after his car collided with a Good Samaritan attempting to direct traffic around the initial collision between the road train and the vehicle driven by Ms McCullough.

The second victim, 47-year-old Darwin father-of-two Dale Stanton, also died at the scene.

Both Hamilton and Dawson appeared in front of Magistrate Tanya Fong in Darwin last week.

Both have been released on bail with Hamilton committed to appear in the Northern Territory Supreme Court later this month.



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