A 16-year-old boy has appeared in the Mount Gambier Youth Court charged over a crash which left three people dead in South Australia’s south-east last year.

Key points:

  • Ned and Nan Walker, and their daughter Sue Skeer, died in the November 2020 crash
  • A 16-year-old boy was later charged with causing death by dangerous driving
  • He appeared in court today, and the matter was adjourned until May

The prosecution made an application to adjourn the matter for 10 weeks to allow time for negotiations with defence counsel.

They indicated it would take around nine weeks for the return of the major crash report.

“We will negotiate on the matters that we can during that period,” the prosecution said.

The defendant’s bail conditions will continue, with the matter adjourned to May 19 in the Mount Gambier Youth Court.

The boy was supported by his parents in court.

Major crash investigators at the scene of the multi-fatality crash near Mount Gambier.(ABC News)

Family remembers victims as ‘legends’

Outside court, Kerri-Lee Bromley paid tribute to her parents, Ned and Nan Walker, and sister Sue Skeer, who were all killed in the accident.

“Sue, my sister, she was just the best sister you could ever wish for. She was a larrikin, nothing was ever taken too seriously, and we’re all taking a leaf out of her book and trying to be more like her,” Ms Bromley said.

“Mum and Dad were just legends in the south-east. Dad with his race horses, Mum was just always there, never a bad word to say about anyone.

Nan and Ned Walker (seated) with their family.(Supplied: family)

“Three nicer people … the world is a worse place for not having them.”

She said the last few months had been a nightmare for the family.

“It’s such a big family in a small town, and you can’t go anywhere without someone bringing it up.

“Everyone’s trying to move on but it’s so hard with this still hanging over our head.”

She said she hoped the matters before the court would be resolved quickly.

“We’d like it wrapped up as quick as possible,” she said.

“It’s so hard to move on, when you’re constantly being reminded of what’s happened.”

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