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Indian national charged after two killed in Sydney crash

Police at the crash scene in Sydney. Source: Nine News

22-year-old Harjinder Singh has been charged over a fatal crash in Sydney's west that killed two elderly people on Saturday night.

A 22-year-old Indian national has been charged over a fatal crash that killed two people in Sydney’s west on Saturday night.  

Emergency services were called after two vehicles, a Toyota Hilux and a Nissan Pulsar, collided at an intersection in Doonside on Saturday at about 10pm.

An 81-year-old woman, who was a passenger in the utility, died at the scene; while the 83-year-old male driver was critically injured and taken to Westmead Hospital for treatment where he passed away on Sunday afternoon. 

Harjinder Singh, the driver of the Nissan sedan was arrested at the scene and taken to Westmead Hospital for mandatory testing.

He was then taken to Blacktown Police Station and charged with a string of driving offences including two counts of dangerous driving occasioning death, negligent driving occasioning death, dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm and failing to give way to a vehicle. 

The police said the Indian national was driving with an international driver’s licence.

Mr Singh appeared at Blacktown Local Court on Monday and was refused bail. He is due in court next on 24th October.   

Metropolitan Crash Investigation Unit is investigating the crash and is appealing anyone with information on circumstances of the crash to contact Crime Stoppers at 1800 333 000.

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