An Adelaide mother is facing jail after admitting to killing her four-year-old daughter in a car crash while high on drugs.

Kylie Anne Hie, 34, was returning to Adelaide with her daughter Charlotte May-Grace on November 20, 2013, after attending a funeral.

The mother had methamphetamine in her system when she crashed her Toyota Hiace van while trying to overtake a 40-tonne timber-carrying truck on the three-lane South Eastern Freeway, reports 9 NEWS.

Adelaide’s District Court heard the mother tried to “squeeze” her car through a tiny gap on a sweeping bend in a risky manoeuvre.

The van collided with the truck’s trailer and was hit by a RAV4 travelling in the 100km/h lane, which caused the airborne van to bounce back into the truck.

Charlotte was killed in the accident while Ms Hie suffered serious injuries.

She has pleaded guilty of aggravated death by dangerous driving.

She was bailed and will return to court face sentencing submissions on October 12.

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  • It depends on which section of the freeway they were driving on the speed limit for the truck would also have been doing 100. Had the woman hit the trailer in the wrong spot her van may have gone right under it.The van would probably have been going over the 100 limit and given the RAV4 nowhere to go.


  • ICE is the most insidious drug. It turns normal people into people who do really bad, and horrible things to the people they love. I wish it didn’t exist and I’ll never understand why people take it. I think there’s enough of images and stories etc. for people to see what it does and the impact on others. I wish people loved themselves enough not to even touch it.


  • Poor woman. I know it was stupid, but she’s paid a high price.


  • Rip little one.
    Why do people take drugs?


  • Just can’t see any reason to take drugs – and certainly not drive if you have. Killing her daughter is something she is going to have to live with, and it will probably cause her to take even more drugs.


  • makes me so angry!


  • It must be terrible for her. It’s something she will never forget. :-(


  • Stupid, stupid, stupid woman. Poor child.


  • Taking drugs has no postive effect what so ever,it causes grief.


  • To have her daughter killed must be an unbearable incident to this mum, one she has to live with the rest of her life !


  • How can you get behind the wheel of a car while under the influence? You’re not only risking your life and your passengers lives, but anyone else who may stray into your path. She should never have had custody of her little girl while being an ice addict. Now she has to live with knowing she killed her little girl


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