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Grandmother seeks to downgrade charge over toddler’s death in Sturt Highway crash, court told



A grandmother accused of causing the death of her two-year-old granddaughter in a car crash is seeking to downgrade the charge against her, the Adelaide Magistrates Court has heard.

Semaphore Park woman Valda Patricia Porter was driving along the Sturt Highway when her car hit a parked truck at the intersection with Job Road at Shea-Oak Log, north-east of Gawler, in July.

Her two-year-old granddaughter from Grange was one of the passengers in the car and was killed in the crash.

A six-year-old girl who was also a passenger in the car sustained…

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