A Sydney man charged over a fatal crash at Bewong south of Nowra in June has appeared in Nowra Local Court.
David Ohehir, 50, of Schofields in Western Sydney, is charged with dangerous driving occasioning death and negligent driving occasioning death.
Due to COVID-19 protocols, he appeared via a telephone call with his solicitor Stephen Alexander, of Alexander Lawyers in Sydney.
Ohehir did not enter any pleas to the charges.
Emergency services were called to the Princes Highway at Bewong around 3.30am on Thursday, June 18 after a low-loader semi-trailer carrying roadwork machinery and a Hyundai van collided.
The accident happened about one kilometre south of the Bewong Roadhouse and caused the highway to be closed to traffic for several hours.
Court papers said Ohehir was driving a Western Star prime mover south on the Princes Highway when his vehicle and the van collided
Wandandian man 36-year-old Troy Kowalczyk was the sole occupant of the van.
He died at the scene.
Mr Ohehir was uninjured but was taken to Shoalhaven District Hospital and underwent mandatory testing.
Following investigations by officers from the Southern Crash Investigation Unit, he was arrested on June 23 and taken to Nowra Police Station where he was charged with dangerous driving occasioning death and negligent driving occasioning death and his licence was suspended.
Nowra Magistrate Gabriel Fleming adjourned the matter to return to court on October 26.
Ohehir has been excused from appearing as long as he is legally represented.
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