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Australian actress Erica Hoy died in a fatal car accident


The woman who is believed to be driving a car that caused an accident that killed a young woman and seriously injured three other people, including her twin, has been pictured.

Carlie Eileen Richards, 38, was the subject of a bedside hearing at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Adelaide on Wednesday following the fatal crash on the Port River Freeway in Gillman on Tuesday evening.

Ms Richards was deemed too mentally ill to attend court in person and, according to The advertiserdid not speak at the hearing.

Magistrate Paul Bennett was asked by his duty counsel, Tyson Leung, for Ms Richards to be detained under section 269x of the Criminal Law Act, the publication reported.

The form was typically requested in cases where a defendant’s mental capacity was in question.

Mr Leung told the court it was likely the order would anticipate a bail application in two weeks.

Australian actress Erica Hoy died in a fatal car accident
Ms Richards was reportedly too mentally ill to physically appear in court, so she was given a bedside hearing.
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Police alleged in court that Ms Richards’ dangerous driving caused the death of Erica Hoy, 26, and the serious injury of her twin sister Lisa, her boyfriend Mike Reader, 29, and a other driver, Klio Bruckner.

Police also alleged Ms Richards tried to flee the scene of the crash and then refused to give her name or confirm she was behind the wheel.

She was charged with causing death by dangerous driving, three counts of causing damage by dangerous driving, leaving the scene of the accident and two counts of driving carelessly.

Ms Richards was also charged with failing to answer questions about who was driving, refusing to give her name and address and obstructing police.

She was taken to hospital for mandatory tests following the accident before being taken into police custody. The advertiser reported that she was taken back to the hospital shortly afterwards.

Speaking to the publication, Greg Hoy shared touching words of admiration for his late daughter Erica.

Australian actress Erica Hoy died in a fatal car accident
Carlie Eileen Richards caused the accident that killed Erica Hoy, as police alleged she tried to flee the scene shortly afterwards.
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“She never gave us anything to worry about,” Mr Hoy said.

“I’m glad she didn’t die alone.”

Erica was traveling with her twin sister and her boyfriend at the time of the accident.

“She was a bright, happy, positive young girl,” he continued.

Erica’s grieving father opened up about his passion for learning and the performing arts.

“She was coming back from an acting class… when it happened,” he said

Australian actress Erica Hoy died in a fatal car accident
A photo shows the scene after the tragic car crash that killed Erica Hoy.
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Erica and her identical twin Lisa, who go by the surname Kunimatsu in Japan, were born to a Japanese mother and an Australian father before migrating to Australia in 2015.

The couple studied arts and languages ​​at Flinders University and shared a roaring passion for film.

Erica recently starred in a film that screened at the Adelaide Film Festival and in a web series called The Reality of Humanity.

“She was a really polite and positive girl,” Mr Hoy said.

Photographer and family friend Peter Hall, who had spoken to Lisa in hospital, was gutted by the tragedy.

“They were kindred spirits, a unique artistic partnership,” he said. The advertiser.

“I’m just devastated by what was swept away long before it was time.

“There were more adventures to come. They came as a pair – when they worked together it was truly unique.

“It was like working with one person even though there were two people – and yet they were whole individuals too.”

“It was a very special bond.”

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