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Moss Vale truck driver charged over Menangle crash

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A Moss Vale truck driver has been charged over a crash at Menangle which killed a child and injured four other people.

Emergency services were called to the Frank Partridge Rest Area on the Hume Highway about 3pm on Friday after a southbound heavy vehicle drove into the car park and struck another truck and three SUVs.

An eight-year-old girl sustained critical injuries and died at the scene.

The injuries of the four other people are listed below:

• A 45-year-old woman, from Forster, suffered a fractured hip, leg and head injuries;

• A 46-year-old man, from Glebe, suffered a compound fracture to his right arm;

• A 54-year-old woman, from the ACT, suffered multiple lower limb fractures as well as internal injuries; and,

• A 55-year-old man, also from the ACT, suffered multiple rib fractures.

A 45-year-old man, from Kings Park, was also taken to hospital suffering severe shock but has since been released.

The truck driver from Moss Vale was taken away for mandatory tests and is facing the following charges:

• Dangerous driving occasioning death – drive manner dangerous

• Negligent driving occasioning death

• Dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm – drive manner dangerous (four counts)

• Negligent driving occasioning grievous bodily harm

• Driver not record prescribed information in written work diary

• Driver not use time zone of drivers base in work diary.

He's been refused bail and faced Parramatta Bail Court yesterday.

His licence has been suspended.