Female motorist in her 50s is on trial for ‘predatory driving’ after an accident that killed a 36-year-old woman and three boys aged 10, 11 and 12
- A woman in her 50s has been charged with a fatal accident
- In March, a woman, 36 years old and three children were killed
- The woman was charged with predatory driving
A woman charged with ‘predatory driving’ is due to appear in court following a horrific accident that killed a woman and three passengers earlier this year.
NSW Police allege the tragic circumstances occurred when the back door was kicked at a house on Cudgel Street in Yanco, near Leeton in the NSW Riverina region after 11pm on April 4.
The resident, Tania Murphy, was reportedly threatened at her home about 15 minutes before she was killed in a fatal accident on Research Rd.
The Hyundai Getz she was driving struck a pole and rolled down an embankment before landing on its roof in a water channel.
The 36-year-old and her three passengers, boys aged 10, 11 and 12, were all killed before paramedics could arrive at the scene.
Police charged a woman with ‘predatory driving’ after an accident in April (pictured, the aftermath of the accident)
Tania Murphy (above) and her three passengers were all killed before paramedics could get to the scene
She was remembered as a “great person” and a “good friend” who “would do anything for her family.”
With the help of specialized agents from the Crash Investigation Unit, a crime scene has been identified.
After an extensive police investigation, a 50-year-old woman was arrested at Griffith police station on Friday.
She was charged with predatory driving, failure to disclose driver/passenger identity as required, and obstructing an investigation.
The middle-aged woman was denied bail and will appear before the local Wagga Wagga court on Saturday.
A 32-year-old man known to the woman was also arrested following the quadruple fatality.
Mrs. Murphy’s boyfriend, Dean Cluney, was also charged in connection with the crash (pictured, flowers left at the crash site in Yanco, near Leeton)
Mrs. Murphy’s boyfriend, Dean Cluney, was charged with two counts of stalking or harassing someone with intent to frighten them into harm and one count of aggravated burglary.
He was not granted bail and will remain in custody until his return to court in June.
Police investigations are ongoing and anyone with relevant information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.