Rockingham: man to appear in court over death of baby

Rockingham: man to appear in court over death of baby

A MAN will appear in Rockingham Magistrates Court today charged with manslaughter  in relation to a crash that resulted in the death of a three-month-old baby boy.

The 20-year-old was charged by Major Crash Investigators for allegedly driving recklessly on the Kwinana Freeway in Baldivis before crashing his maroon Holden sedan about 11.50pm on Friday, April 20.

Police will allege that the man drove in a dangerous manner southbound on the freeway before losing control of the car and crashing near the off ramp to Safety Bay Road.

As a result of the crash, the baby boy and his mother were flung from the car.

The three-month-old died from his injuries and his mother received serious head injuries.

A 20-year-old man from Tambellup was charged with manslaughter and dangerous driving causing grievous bodily harm.

He is due to appear in the Rockingham Magistrates Court on Thursday, July 12.