Charges laid following fatal Navarre crash

VICTORIA Police Major Collision Investigation Unit detectives have charged a woman in regard to a quadruple fatal collision in Navarre on May 5.

The four crash victims, Dianne Barr, from Heywood, Tess Ely and Elaine Middleton, from Hamilton, and Claudia Jackson from Portland, were returning home from a day of dancing at St Arnaud when the car they were travelling in collided with another at the intersection of Bains Road and Ararat-St Arnaud Road at about 6pm.

The 64-year-old Stawell woman driving the other vehicle has been charged with four counts of culpable driving causing death.

She has been bailed to appear in Ballarat Magistrates’ Court on Friday.

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