Murray Bridge woman denied bail after drugs arrest at fatal crash site

A Murray Bridge woman involved in a fatal crash in Victoria has been refused bail after she was charged with possessing, using and trafficking a drug of dependence.

Teigan Hill, 22, was a passenger in a B-double truck whose trailers became dislodged and caused the crash about 2am on Thursday.

A Murray Bridge man, 36, had been driving the truck along the Western Highway near Pimpinio, Victoria when its trailers came off and blocked the highway.

Sixty-year-old bus driver Emil Pich, of Melbourne, died when his vehicle crashed into the trailers.

More than 40 passengers were on board.

Two were airlifted to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, while the remainder of those on board were driven to hospital for a check-up.

Ms Hill, who was not injured, was remanded in custody after police allegedly found 3.5 grams of crystal methamphetamine, also known as ice, in her backpack.

Police also said they found a "tick sheet" listing names and dollar figures in the wallet of the driver, which Ms Hill admitted to writing.

She appeared at Ararat Magistrates' Court before Magistrate Peter Dunn on Friday.

She did not enter a plea.

Police Sergeant Travis Kerr, of Horsham, told the court Ms Hill was a flight risk and should not be granted bail.

"She has had 36 addresses since 2011," he said.

Sergeant Kerr told the court Ms Hill had admitted to using the drug ice during her police interview, as well as to owning the tick sheet.

Ms Hill argued that she should have been granted bail.

"If I was to get bail, I would come back," she said.

"I'm very co-operative."

If I was to get bail, I would come back. I'm very co-operative.

Teigan Hill

But Mr Dunn said she had failed to give sufficient evidence for why she should be granted bail.

Ms Hill is due to appear at the Horsham Magistrates' Court on July 29.

No charges had yet been laid over the crash itself by Monday afternoon.

Anyone who witnessed the accident, or who may have captured dashcam footage of the vehicles involved, should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or visit