The driver of a car involved in a fatal crash in the Southern Tablelands is one step closer to trial after a court appearance yesterday.
Natasha Elizabeth Naughton, 29, of Ainsley Ave, Braddon appeared before Goulburn Local Court on May 12.
She faced charges of dangerous driving occasioning death - drive manner dangerous, dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm, cause bodily harm by misconduct in charge of a motor vehicle, negligent driving occasioning death, negligent driving occasioning grievous bodily harm and cut in front of vehicle after overtaking.
The charges relate to a two-vehicle crash on Binda Road, Binda on December 7, 2019.
The collision involved a Toyota Landcruiser towing a trailer when a collision occurred with a Hyundai Accent. A passenger in the Toyota, a 62-year-old woman died when the 4WD rolled, the driver, a 63-year-old man, allegedly suffered multiple injuries.
Magistrate Geraldine Beattie denied the defence's application for seven witnesses to be called in for examination before the case went to trial.
Defence lawyer Mr Lewis argued he wanted to establish if "it was reasonably possible [the victim] allowed the vehicle or trailer to move out of the lane while [Naughton] was overtaking".
He said his client had said she was forced to moved over onto the dirt shoulder of the road while overtaking, which caused the vehicle to roll and impact the 4WD.
Department of Public Prosecutions prosecutor Ms Harris presented to the court the victim had told police his vehicle had stayed in his lane the entire time.
"This is not a situation where the Crown case is unclear at all," she said.
"What [Mr Lewis] is asking for is a trial dress rehearsal.
"The issues raised needs to be put before a jury."
Naughton will reappear at Goulburn Local Court on June 16.
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