SPECIALIST crash investigators have been ordered to compile a brief of evidence against the Tamworth man accused of killing his wife and stepson in a horrific crash.
Stephen George Russell has not been required to enter pleas to a raft of charges against him after the double fatal crash near Walcha earlier this year.
The 58-year-old was allegedly driving a Toyota Prado towing a caravan on the Oxley Highway when it struck a railing, rolled and slammed into a tree on January 3.
Lynette Marie Russell, 72, who was in the front seat, and 38-year-old Stephen Leslie Russell, who was in the back seat, died at the scene.
Russell Snr face eight charges in total, including two counts of dangerous driving occasioning death; negligent driving occasioning death; and towing a vehicle that's too heavy for the towing attachment.
He's also accused of towing a vehicle that exceeds the maximum laden weight; dangerous driving causing grievous bodily harm (GBH); negligent driving occasioning GBH; and trying to pervert the course of justice.
He has appeared in Tamworth Local Court a second time, where his solicitor asked for a brief of evidence in the case.
The case, heard before a court registrar, was adjourned to October to allow crash investigators to compile and serve the brief of evidence. Russell remains on bail.
It's likely the charges will be referred to the DPP to prosecute because of their serious nature.
This could see the case determined at trial or sentence in the district court, depending on what pleas are entered.
Russell was first charged in June after investigations into the the double fatality, including examinations of the Toyota, the caravan and the scene.
Russell was hospitalised after the crash near Yarrowitch, along with a 38-year-old woman, who suffered head and spinal injuries.
One dog died in the crash, while another survived.
At the time, police said the family had set off from Tamworth with the caravan in tow and were headed east along the Oxley Highway.