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.

Topics:  director of public prosecutions fatal crash

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Confirmed: Matt Damon is NOT moving to Byron Bay

HOLLYWOOD COUPLE: Matt Damon and Luciana Barroso arriving at the 88th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California.

But the town gained an unexpected US marketing campaign

Country Club becomes the centre of power

GENERATION: Nationals Parliamentary Secretary for Renewable Energy Ben Franklin, presenting the funding to the Club - General Manager Andrew Spice, Golf Director Ian Wingad, Chairman Peter Tomaros, Treasurer Anne Slater, and Director Tony Dahl.

Grant to Shore emergency centre

An evening of Muslim Sufi music with Tahir Qawwal

LOCAL: Canadian-born Tahir Qawwal.

Qawwali is a form of Sufi devotional music from Pakistan and India

Local Partners