A WOMAN involved in Thursday's fatal crash near Pimpinio has been refused bail after she was charged with traffick a drug of dependence, possess a drug of dependence and use a drug of dependence.
Teigan Hill, 22, of Murray Bridge in South Australia was a passenger in the B-double truck, whose trailers became dislodged and caused the crash about 2am.
A Murray Bridge man, 36, was driving the truck along the Western Highway near Pimpinio.
A Ferntree Gully man, 60, died after the passenger bus he was driving crashed into the trailers. More than 40 passengers were on board.
Ms Hill, who was not injured, was remanded in custody after police found 3.5 grams of crystal methamphetamine, also known as ice, in her backpack.
Police also found a "tick sheet" listing names and dollar figures in the wallet of the driver, which Ms Hill admitted to writing.
Ms Hill appeared at Ararat Magistrates' Court before Magistrate Peter Dunn on Friday.
She did not enter a plea.
Police informant Sergeant Travis Kerr, of Horsham, said told the court Ms Hill was a flight risk and should not be granted bail.
"She has had 36 addresses since 2011," Sergeant Kerr said.
"Her partner is known to police as a drug user. She has associates with involvement in drugs."
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Sergeant Kerr told the court Ms Hill, during her police interview, had admitted to using the drug ice, as well as to owning the tick sheet.
Ms Hill gave evidence as to why she should be granted bail.
"If I was to get bail, I would come back," she said. "I'm very co-operative."
Ms Hill said she had attended Horsham Police Station of her own volition and had willingly handed over her backpack when police requested to search it.
Mr Dunn said she failed to give sufficient evidence for why she should be granted bail.
Ms Hill cried when Mr Dunn denied bail.
Ms Hill is due to appear at the Horsham Magistrates' Court on July 29.
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