A MAN behind the wheel of a car that slammed head-on into a taxi, in a crash that killed his brother, has been put on a bond.
Wallace Abraham Correy walked from Armidale Local Court this week with a supervised community corrections order for 18 months following the fatal crash in late-2017.
The then 27-year-old from Sydney was driving, and his brother was in the front seat of the BMW sedan, as they travelled along the Thunderbolt's Way, just a few kilometres out of Walcha at about 10.45pm on December 23, 2017.
The impact of the crash killed Correy's 25-year-old brother while the 58-year-old female taxi driver suffered significant injuries and was airlifted to John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle. Her male passenger was taken to Tamworth hospital for his injuries.
Police from the Oxley Crash Investigation Unit charged Correy with dangerous driving occasioning death, alleging he was driving dangerously at the time of the impact, but the Crown accepted a plea to lesser charge of negligence.
Correy pleaded guilty to negligent driving occasioning the death of his brother as well as two counts of causing bodily harm by misconduct for the injuries suffered by the taxi driver and her passenger.
Magistrate Michael Holmes placed Correy on the 18-month supervised order, ordering him to undergo grief counselling among other conditions, and disqualified him from driving for two years.
Borg sentenced for 2017 fatal crash near Ashford
Meanwhile, Luke Borg has been sentenced to an 18-month corrections order for dangerous driving occasioning the death of a man north of Ashford in 2017.
Borg came around a blind corner on the wrong side of Mount Hallam Road at Atholwood at 7.15am on April 12, and slammed head-on into an oncoming Mazda ute.
The force of the crash killed the 59-year-old Texas man in the Mazda. Borg pleaded guilty to the charge of dangerous driving occasioning death in Armidale District Court.
The 26-year-old will have to perform 200 hours of community service and had his licence disqualified for 18 months.