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Kelly Renee Liddicoat, accused of killing two mechanics in Woombye crash, faces court


A woman accused of hitting and killing two men while they were repairing a bus on the side of a Sunshine Coast road has faced court for the first time.

Kelly Renee Liddicoat, 43, from Warana has been charged with one count of dangerous operation of a vehicle causing death while adversely affected by an intoxicating substance and one count of driving while under the influence. 

Police allege Ms Liddicoat's white BMW struck two tradies - Lleyton Bartlett, 22, from Baringa, and Aaron Pitt, 25, from Currimundi, on April 21 – while the pair were trying to fix a broken-down bus on Nambour Connection Road, Woombye.

Both young men were called to the highway about 3pm to urgently repair the bus.

After the alleged incident, they were rushed to hospital, but died due to their critical injuries.


Ms Liddicoat’s case was briefly mentioned in Maroochydore Magistrates Court on Friday.

Her lawyer requested an adjournment so a brief of evidence could be prepared by police prosecutors.

Magistrate Matthew McLaughlin extended Ms Liddicoat's bail, and her matter was adjourned until August 19.

Ms Liddicoat left court with her lawyer and two other people – one believed to be her mum - and walked straight into nearby Hungry Jacks.


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