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Fatal crash accused applies for bail
Fatal crash accused applies for bail

A man charged with killing a woman and her unborn child in a car crash on an Adelaide backstreet has applied for home detention bail.

Police allege the 31-year-old was intoxicated and unlicensed he got behind the wheel and crashed the car into a stobie pole at Woodville Park on Friday morning.

His 23-year-old pregnant partner was in the passengers’ seat and later died in hospital, along with her unborn baby boy.

The accused driver - who cannot be named - has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving and appeared in the Adelaide Magistrates Court this afternoon.

Police told the court the accused was found drunk and naked when he was arrested a few hundred metres from the scene of the crash.

A report will now determine whether he is suitable for home detention bail.

The magistrate agreed to suppress the man’s identity because at least three witnesses to the crash are yet to be interviewed.

While the death of the unborn child was counted towards the road toll, the man was only charged with one count of causing death by dangerous driving because unborn babies don’t have any recognised legal status.

He is due to appear in court again on Monday.