Aussie soldier charged over fatal crash at military base

A YOUNG Australian soldier has been charged over a horror troop-carrier crash which left one dead and six others seriously injured at a Sydney military base last year.

Eighteen trainee soldiers were onboard the troop carrier when it overturned at the Holsworthy Barracks during a routine military training exercise in October.

All rear passengers were thrown from the vehicle and injured.

Sapper Jordan Penpraze, 22, was airlifted to hospital in a critical condition and died three days later.

Following recommendations from the Director of Public Prosecutions, crash investigators arrested the 21-year-old driver on Wednesday.

He was charged with dangerous driving occasioning death and six counts of dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm.

He will front court on September 16.


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