arrest over fatal 2004 crash


A truck driver is being extradited from Queensland over a fatal crash in the Southern Highlands, 18 years ago.

A 6 year old boy died when a car was hit by a truck at Sutton Forest, sending it rolling down an embankment.

Rian Strathdee, from Lawson, was a passenger in the back seat of a station wagon in the 2004 crash.

The driver of the truck did not stop.

A Coroner wasn’t able identify the truck or driver involved…but further information has come to light, prompting a warrant for the man’s arrest.

Police will allege the man arrested at the weekend was working as a truck driver at the time of the crash.

Rian’s father, aged 45 at the time of the crash, was flown to Prince of Wales Hospital with neck injuries while his 11-year-old brother suffered facial injuries, cuts and bruising.

His mother, aged 46, was driving and she sustained extensive cuts and bruising.


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