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Coolum man charged with drug driving over horror Sunshine Coast crash that killed three-year-old

A 36-year-old man is facing multiple charges over a fatal head-on crash that killed a three-year-old boy on the Sunshine Coast earlier this year.

The Coolum man has been charged with two counts each of dangerous operation of a vehicle causing death or grievous bodily harm, drug driving and driver failing to restrain a child under four.

Police allege the man was driving a silver Mitsubishi Pajero on the Sunshine Motorway on May 30, when it and a Mazda CX-9 heading north collided.

Two three-year-old passengers — a boy and a girl — were in the back of the four-wheel-drive at the time.

The boy child suffered critical injuries and died in the Sunshine Coast University Hospital the next day.

The man and the female child sustained minor injuries.

The 38-year-old woman driving the second vehicle and her 12-year-old passenger suffered serious and significant injuries.

They were released from hospital yesterday.

A four-year-old boy in the Mazda also had minor injuries.

The man was granted police bail and will appear in Maroochydore Magistrates Court on August 26.

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