THE Mitsubishi Magna that a young Greendale woman was killed in during a horror 2010 car smash was “severely distorted” after the impact, a jury was told yesterday.
The jury heard that the car’s interior, including the driver’s side seat area, was left distorted, while all windows were shattered and several engine components compacted.
A police witness giving evidence on the sixth day of the trial, said his investigation had determined that there was nothing wrong with the car that could have contributed to the collision.
Breanne Lorraine Willmott, 21, 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 and another utility allegedly travelling from behind at almost 110km/h.
Two men are on trial at the County Court in Ballarat, charged over Ms Willmott’s death.
Blackwood man Travis John Dunkley-Price, 37, is accused of stopping in the left-hand lane of the Western Highway, near the Myrniong off-ramp, before Ms Willmott pulled to a stop behind him about 6.10pm.
Dales Creek man Brett John Stevenson, 25, is accused of crashing into the back of Ms Willmott’s stationary car at an alleged speed of 109km/h.
The trial before Judge Susan Pullen continues today.