THE father of a man accused of the culpable driving death of a young Greendale woman told a jury yesterday that his son called him after the accident, before calling emergency services.
Giving evidence in the County Court at Ballarat, the witness said he told his son to call triple-0 after receiving a call from Travis Dunkley-Price.
The accused told his father he had just been in an accident on the Western Highway near Myrniong.
Breanna Lorraine Willmott, 20, was killed about 6.10pm on July 19, 2010, when her car was smashed between a black utility allegedly stopped in the left-hand lane and a blue utility that allegedly hit her from behind at 109km/h.
“I answered my phone and it was my son (Dunkley-Price),” the witness told the jury.
“He said he’d had an accident ... what do I do?”
The witness said he and his wife went to the scene of the smash, before travelling to the Base Hospital in Ballarat where their son had been taken.
Two men are on trial in the County Court at Ballarat, charged over Ms Willmott’s death.
Dunkley-Price, 37, is accused of stopping his utility in the left-hand lane near the Myrniong off-ramp, before Ms Willmott came to a stop behind him.
Brett John Stevenson, 25, is accused of smashing into the back of Ms Willmott’s car.
Dunkley-Price is charged with culpable driving, while 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.
In the 11th day of the trial, the jury yesterday heard the final evidence and will hear the closing addresses from counsel today.
The jury is expected to retire on Friday afternoon to consider their decision.