Teen in court over killer crash

A TEENAGE girl who allegedly failed to give way at an intersection and crashed into an oncoming car, killing her 17-year-old boyfriend, has appeared in court.

Samantha Jane Smith fronted the Maryborough Magistrates Court yesterday with her family by her side. Smith, 17, was charged with driving without due care and attention.

She was represented by lawyer Aaron Suthers during her brief court appearance.

Police allege Smith failed to give way at the intersection of Iindah Road and Teddington Road at Tinana on the evening of December 28.

Her only passenger, Adrian Hope, died at the scene.

Mr Suthers spoke of the “extremely tragic results of the accident”.

He also said his teenage client would soon be starting her university studies and asked for the case to be adjourned.

Magistrate John Smith set the case for mention on February 10 and released Smith on bail.



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