Driver used drugs before Salamander Bay double fatal crash

By Sam Rigney
Updated May 26 2021 - 8:50am, first published 6:30am
TRGIC: The scene of the crash at the roundabout on Salamander Way.

A TANILBA Bay man who used cannabis before getting behind the wheel crossed to the wrong side of Port Stephens Drive and bounced off a gutter before speeding into a roundabout and crashing into another vehicle, killing the elderly couple inside.



Sam Rigney

Court Reporter

Sam began his Newcastle Herald career as a night police reporter in 2011. He is an experienced court reporter who has won two national court reporting awards, including the Kennedy Award for Outstanding Court Reporting for his coverage of the Hunter's worst serial rapist. Before working at the Herald, Sam was a sports journalist with the Maitland Mercury where he won awards for his coverage of the Newcastle Rugby League salary cap scandal. Sam is a Novocastrian born-and-bred.