UPDATE, 10.30am: Casino woman Courteney Pearl Matthews, 19, has appeared in Lismore Local Court this morning charged with dangerous driving causing the death of a four-year-old girl she was babysitting at the time.

She was supported by family members as the matter was adjourned until November 8.

The parents of Elle Underhill, the four-year-old killed in the crash in December last year, were also in the court room.

They were seen hugging each other after the adjournment as they walked into the Lismore Police Station.

Courteney Pearl Matthews, 18, leaves Lismore Local Court.
Courteney Pearl Matthews, 18, leaves Lismore Local Court. Hamish Broome

ORIGINAL STORY: A 19-YEAR-OLD Casino woman, charged with dangerous driving causing the death of a four-year-old girl she was babysitting at the time, will appear in Lismore Local Court today.

Courteney Pearl Matthews was charged after a crash on the Bruxner Hwy east of Casino on December 18 last year.

Elle Underhill, the daughter of a local police sergeant, was killed.

Her two-year-old sister and another girl, aged 7, were also hurt in the crash, and the 81-year-old driver of the other car was taken to Lismore Base Hospital with chest injuries.

In July this year Matthews appeared in Casino Local Court to face charges including dangerous driving occasioning death, dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm and negligent driving occasioning death.

Steve and Michelle Underhill, the parents of Elle Underhill, the four-year-old girl killed in a car crash in December last year, leave Lismore Local Court.
Steve and Michelle Underhill, the parents of Elle Underhill, the four-year-old girl killed in a car crash in December last year, leave Lismore Local Court. Hamish Broome

She did not enter a plea to the charges.

The matter was adjourned until today, and has been listed for a mention in the Lismore Local Court.


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