Queensland woman charged following 2016 Tweed River crash

Photo credit: Tweed District Rescue Squad

A QUEENSLAND woman has been charged with a range of driving offences after her passenger died when the car she was driving crashed into the Tweed River in September 2016.

The incident occurred around 2pm on Friday, September 23, 2016, when emergency services were called to Tweed Valley Way at Condong, where they found a red sedan fully submerged.

A 53-year-old woman, who was travelling in the front passenger seat, suffered critical injuries and died on Wednesday, October 12.

The driver, a then-33-year-old woman, was also taken to The Tweed Hospital, however, her injuries were not life-threatening.

Richmond Crash Investigation Unit officers today travelled to a home in Queensland, where they arrested a 34-year-old woman.

She has been charged with: Dangerous driving occasioning death, negligent driving causing death and not keeping left of the dividing line.

The woman is due to appear in Murwillumbah Local Court on Tuesday, May 23. Police said she was not permitted to drive in NSW.