Road toll rises

A FIFTH person has died on Barossa roads this year, after an elderly woman who drove her car into a Tanunda supermarket building passed away from the injuries she sustained.

The 93-year-old was taken to the Lyell McEwin Hospital with head injuries after accidentally driving her Ford sedan into the corner of the Murray Street business at around 10.30am on Wednesday, February 8.

Her injuries were, initially, suspected as not being life-threatening, but the woman sadly passed away in hospital last fortnight.

Major Crash is investigating the circumstances which led to the collision.


Matteo Gagliardi joined The Bunyip in August 2016 with almost two years experience in regional print media, having previously worked at a community newspaper in Swan Hill, Victoria. Covering politics, local government and crime, Matteo likes to sink his teeth into hard-hitting issues, but also enjoys spending time getting to know the Gawler community. Matteo also has a passion for science, agriculture and the environment, and has previously worked as a media officer at the Australian Science Media Centre.