Driver responsible for Yalyalup fatal crash released on bail

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A Pinjarra man who was driving under the influence of drugs when he caused a fatal accident in Yalyalup was released on bail ahead of his sentence hearing in April.

Andrew Jon Simon pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of drugs causing death and another charge of driving under the influence of drugs causing grievous bodily harm.

The accident occurred on Sunday, September 23, when around 8.25pm a black 2015 model Nissan Navara was travelling north along Bussell Highway,

Near Layman Road the vehicle crossed to the incorrect side of the road and collided with a white 2007 model Toyota Hilux which was travelling south.

The accident killed a 20 year-old-man who died at the scene and injured a 22-year-old female passenger.

Magistrate Belinda Coleman ordered pre-sentence and psychiatric reports to be prepared ahead of the sentencing hearing and amended Mr Simon's bail conditions.

Mr Simon is due to appear in the Busselton District Court on April 29 to face sentencing.

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