A JURY last night visited the site of a horrific car smash which claimed the life of a young Greendale woman three years ago.
Breanna Lorraine Willmott, 20, died on July 19, 2010 after her Mitsubishi Magna was smashed between a utility allegedly stopped in the left-hand lane of the Western Highway near Myrniong and another utility allegedly travelling from behind at almost 110km/h.
An 18-year-old front seat passenger in Ms Willmott’s car was also left with serious injuries.
The drivers of both utilities are on dual trial at the County Court in Ballarat, accused of actions which the prosecution claim led to the death of Ms Willmott.
Blackwood man Travis John Dunkley-Price, 37, and Dales Creek man Brett John Stevenson, 25, watched on yesterday as the prosecution detailed the case against them.
Addressing the jury, Crown prosecutor Justin Lewis said Dunkley-Price, the sole occupant of his Holden utility, had allegedly stopped in the left-hand lane of the Western Highway near the Myrniong off-ramp, when Ms Willmott pulled to a stop behind him about 6.10pm.
Mr Lewis said shortly after, Stevenson, also driving a Holden utility, allegedly crashed into the rear of Ms Willmott’s stationary car, at an alleged speed of 109km/h.
The passenger in Ms Willmott’s car, Stephanie Kim Bewley, was rushed to Ballarat’s Base Hospital with deep bruising to her lower chest, upper abdominal area, back, pelvis and right hip. Dunkley-Price and Stevenson walked away from the crash with minimal injuries.
Dunkley-Price is charged with culpable driving, while numerous alternative charges include dangerous driving causing death, negligently causing serious injury and dangerous driving causing serious injury.
Stevenson is charged with dangerous driving causing death and dangerous driving causing serious injury.
The trial before Judge Susan Pullen continues today.