Safety Beach teen charged over 2017 Frankston fatal


Detectives from the Major Collision Investigation Unit today charged a teenage girl following a fatal crash in Frankston last year.

A 19-year-old Safety Beach woman was charged with culpable driving, dangerous driving causing death, drive in a manner dangerous, careless driving, drive whilst impaired by drug, disobey traffic control signal and possess drug of dependence.

The charge follows a crash at the intersection of Cranbourne Road and Moorooduc Highway on 13 July, 2017.

A Kia Rio sedan travelling east on Cranbourne Rd, 9.40pm, was crossing Moorooduc Highway when it ran head-on into a pole. Its passenger, a 16-year-old girl, of Mt Eliza, was taken to hospital with life threatening injuries. She died on 29 July without gaining consciousness.

The then 18-year-old woman driver, of Safety Beach, was also taken to hospital with serious injuries. No one else was injured.

She was bailed to appear at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on 23 March.


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