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Charges laid over boat crash that killed Ipswich woman


A man has been charged over a boat tragedy that killed an Ipswich woman.

Police say the 46-year-old man was driving an aluminium dinghy with three other people onboard along the Brisbane river and smashed into a private jetty, at Chelmer.

The 21-year-old Ipswich woman died at the scene; two men and a child were taken to hospital with minor injuries.

The accused is facing charges of dangerous operation of a vessel causing death, driving a vessel without a license and failing to provide a specimen of blood.

He is due to appear in Brisbane Magistrates Court at a later date.

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