A 28-year-old man has been charged with manslaughter and a number of other offences, following a fatal crash along the Monaro Highway in Hume earlier this month.

19-year-old man, Lachlan Seary, was killed when the car he was driving was hit from behind, rolled and collided with a tree in the early hours of Monday 8 March.

Following investigations, police allege the man of the other vehicle involved was speeding, traveling at up to 160km/h, when the two cars collided.

Officer in Charge of Road Policing, Detective Inspector Donna Hofmeier said police will also allege, the 28-year-old was under the influence of alcohol and drugs are the time.

“As a result of one man’s reckless actions, a young man has lost his life in the most tragic circumstances.”

“The 19-year-old was a completely innocent party in this collision. There was no street racing and no interactions between the two drivers before the two cars collided.”

“In my experience, this is one of the worst incidents I’ve seen in my career, last year we had six fatalities (In the ACT), this year we’ve had four already.” Detective Inspector Hofmeier added.


The man has been charged with manslaughter, aggravated dangerous driving, drink driving and drug driving.

He’s due to face the ACT Magistrates Court on 24 June.