A WOMAN has died in hospital almost a month after she was injured in a Charlestown crash that police allege involved a stolen car.
Police said the 32-year-old Gateshead woman, who was pregnant at the time of the crash, was one of three occupants in an allegedly stolen Subaru WRX that lost control near the intersection of Frederick Street and the Pacific Highway about 2am on September 21.
The car crashed into a service station and an unattended parked car. The car ignited and three occupants managed to escape the wreckage.
Police said the car’s three occupants – the woman, the 24-year-old male driver from Taree and a 22-year-old Gateshead man – were taken to hospital in serious but stable conditions on the night.
The woman died in the John Hunter Hospital on Friday, NSW Police confirmed.
The Newcastle Crash Investigation Unit’s inquiries into the matter are ongoing. A report will be prepared for the coroner.
Anyone with information about the circumstances surrounding the crash is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.