A COURT has been told of a plea offer made in the case of a woman accused of the dangerous driving death of a Narrabri teenager.
Joanne Lee Sly appeared in Tamworth Local Court but is yet to enter pleas to seven charges from the fatal crash on the Kamilaroi Highway at Boggabri on April 2.
Legal Aid solicitor Wendy McAuliffe said there was a joint application to adjourn the case for six weeks because more time was needed.
“An offer has been made to the DPP and they need to consider that,” she told the court.
“There is further brief items that need to be served."
An offer has been made to the DPP and they need to consider that.- Legal Aid solicitor Wendy McAuliffe
Magistrate Julie Soars granted the adjournment to allow for the remainder of the brief of evidence to be served, and the sides to continue negotiations.
Sly, who is not subject to any bail conditions, will return to court in October.
She is charged with dangerous driving occasioning death by driving in a manner dangerous, two counts of dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm (GBH) by driving in a manner dangerous, two counts of causing bodily harm by misconduct when in charge of a motor vehicle, negligent driving occasioning death and negligent driving occasioning GBH.
The crash happened about 6.45pm on April 2 on the Kamilaroi Highway, about 5km from Boggabri.
The southbound Toyota Camry collided with a northbound Honda Civic, carrying five people.
An 18-year-old Narrabri man, who was a backseat passenger in the northbound Civic, suffered critical injuries and died at the scene.
The driver, an 18-year-old woman, and two other passengers, were seriously injured.
The driver of the Camry was also taken to hospital.
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