Man on trial after fatal crash

A MAN will face trial after a passenger in the car he was driving was killed in an accident.

Stephen Boyd Warren will face trial on the charges of drink driving and dangerous driving causing death.

At a committal hearing in Gladstone Magistrates Court yesterday, witnesses were called to give evidence.

Sergeant Adam Christensen went to the accident and told the court that on August 19, 2008, Mr Warren was travelling on Fingerboard Road, near Miriam Vale, about 9.30am.

His vehicle rolled after the white Nissan dual cab he was driving left the road.

Passenger Juanita Loos was killed instantly.

Passers-by stopped to assist Mr Warren, who was eventually treated by a Queensland Ambulance Service paramedic.

The court was told Mr Warren was later given a breath test by Sgt Christensen.

DJ Gilmore and Associates defence solicitor David Gilmore cross examined Sgt Christensen and other witnesses.

During Sgt Christensen’s evidence, he told the court Mr Warren had allegedly been driving erratically and swerving across the road immediately before the accident.

Magistrate Damian Carroll committed the defendant to trial in Bundaberg District Court, on a date yet to be set.

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