Woman charged with ‘culpable driving causing death’ after killing four grandmothers in horror crash

A WOMAN in her 60s has been charged with causing a horror crash which killed four grandmothers on a regional road in Victoria earlier this month.

Four women aged between 64 and 75 died after their small Kia Rio was T-boned by a Jeep at the intersection of Bains and Ararat-St Arnaud roads at Navarre on May 5.

The grandmothers had spent the day line dancing in St Arnaud and were returning home when the Jeep allegedly ran a stop sign and smashed into the side of their car at high speed around 6pm.


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Police said the women had no chance of surviving the horrific collision and all four died at the scene.

Two of the four women killed in the crash – the driver and her front seat passenger – died holding hands as they succumbed to internal injures, police said.

The driver of the Jeep, a 64-year-old woman, survived the smash and was taken to hospital where she spent two days recovering before being released.

Victoria Police released a statement this afternoon, confirming detectives from the Major Collision Investigation Unit have since charged the 64-year-old over the quadruple fatal crash.

The Stawell woman has been charged with four counts of culpable driving causing death and will appear in Ballarat Magistrates Court tomorrow.

Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at myGC.com.au. He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at myGC.com.au ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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