Hong Kong national jailed for causing fatal crash

A WOMAN who pleaded guilty to dangerous driving and causing the death of two Hervey Bay men in a crash near Bundaberg has been sentenced to four years jail and will be able to be released in three months.

Pui Shan Rachel Wong, of Hong Kong, shed a few tears as details were read out about how she was overtaking over double white lines when she collided head on with another car in August last year on Childers Rd.

Hervey Bay fathers Mark Smith and Steven Maher were killed in the crash.

The Brisbane Supreme Court heard Ms Wong, 31, would be deported as soon as she was released from jail.

The court heard she had been in jail for about a year. She was arrested a few days after the crash.

Ms Wong was in Australia on a working holiday visa and was issued with an international drivers permit in Hong Kong a few months before the crash.

Her defence barrister Harry Fong said his client was remorseful for her actions and wanted to apologise to the men's families.

Ms Wong was sentenced to four years jail suspended after she served 15 months. She will be released in about three months.


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