Woman to appear in court over crash which killed four line dancers who died holding hands

A driver accused of killing four women on the way home from line dancing in a crash in regional Victoria is expected to make her first court appearance on Friday.

The 64-year-old Stawell woman is due to appear in the Ballarat Magistrates Court on Friday, charged with four counts of culpable driving causing death, over a crash in Navarre on May 5.

Four friends – Elaine Middleton, 75, Claudia Jackson, 72, Tess Ely, 74 and Dianne Barr, 64 – were returning home from a line dancing event when a Jeep allegedly T-boned their Kia on an isolated stretch of road.

The four friends were killed on their way home from line dancing. Source: 7News

The women were on their way home a line dancing event and police said they held hands as they died from internal injuries.

The Stawell woman suffered non-life threatening injuries in the crash. She has been bailed to appear in court on Friday for a preliminary hearing.

Police have said they died of internal injuries. Source: 7News.

The Cactus Moons Line dancing group posted a tribute to the women on Facebook after their deaths.

“This is truly heartbreaking for everyone and we extend our sympathy to their loved ones and to their friends where they dance at Hamilton.”