Borden crash charges: man charged with murder 10 years after woman dies in car
A 61-year-old man will front court today charged with murder over the death 10 years ago of a woman in a crash in Borden, north of Albany.
Police reopened their investigation into the 2008 death of Susi Elizabeth Johnston last year after getting new information.
At the time, police said it was a “complex investigation that not only involves examining the crash itself, but also piecing together the whole circumstances leading to Mrs Johnston’s death.”
Now it will be alleged that the man and 56-year-old Mrs Johnston were on a farm, where the car they were in left the farm road and hit a tree.
The car subsequently caught on fire and the victim was located dead by emergency services personnel. The male driver escaped without serious injury.
The 61-year-old man will appear in Albany Magistrates Court.
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