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Man charged over fatal police pursuit

AAP logoAAP 29/09/2016

A man has been charged after a police pursuit ended in a fatal car crash in the NSW central west city of Orange.

The 27-year-old man, who is due to face court later on Thursday, has been charged with several offences, including dangerous driving occasioning death.

Police say officers conducting patrols saw a vehicle just after 11pm on Tuesday and turned around to follow it.

A short time later, they found the vehicle crashed off the road on Ophir Road with a 23-year-old woman dead in the back seat.

Police say an uninjured male passenger was found at the scene, and they allege a 27-year-old man and a third passenger fled before being arrested a short time later.

A critical incident investigation has been launched.

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