The son of a woman killed in a horrific four-way crash by a drugged-up driver shared a heartbreaking tribute to his mother in the County Court of Victoria on Friday.
Rose Kelly, 43, died in a crash caused by a a 20-year-old drug user high on ice and GHB on December 5, 2019, on Melbourne‘s Nepean Highway.
The drugged-up driver Macaulay Gray was sentenced to nine years and four months in prison and five years and eight months non-parole for the horror crash.
Mother Rose Kelly, 43,(pictured) died in a four-way car crash caused by a 20-year-old drug user in December 2019
Mrs Kelly’s son Ryan was only 11 when his mother died and has shared a moving tribute in memory of his beloved mother.
Judge Kevin Doyle read the touching message on behalf of Ryan to Victoria’s County Court.
‘He misses his mother every day and wants to tell her about his day and his basketball wins,’ news.com.au reported.
‘He knows his mum would be proud of him, for being picked for the basketball team and for doing well in school.’
The court was told Ryan’s mum was married to her husband Christian for 23 years, and was her husband’s first and greatest love.
Mr Kelly said he is worried of being alone and being a single parent to Ryan, but knows that their family of two must move on.
The horrific four-way car crash on Melbourne’s Nepean Highway (pictured) took the life of childcare director Rose Kelly on December 5, 2019
Gray pleaded guilty to culpable driving causing death and three counts of reckless conduct endangering life, when he left the pokies at 5am to drive to work.
The apprentice carpenter had relatively high levels of ice and 16mg of GHB in his system when witnesses saw him swerving the vehicle just minutes before the crash.
Mrs Kelly was driving to work at a community childcare centre when Gray slammed into one car before hitting Mrs Kelly’s vehicle and also a third car at 6.30am.
Her driver’s side door was ripped off and slammed six meters into the third car in the pile up.
Mrs Kelly died at the scene.
The court heard that the amount of drug’s is Gray’s system prohibited him from thinking or behaving clearly the morning of the crash.
Gray apologised to the family and said he has ungergone drug and alcohol rehabilitation following the road accident.
Judge Kevin Doyle, read the touching message on behalf of Ryan to Victoria’s County Court on Friday (pictured: stock image of County Court)
Source: Daily Mail Australia | World News