Wurtulla mum drove as fast as 160kmh before fatal crash
A WURTULLA mother was travelling as fast as 160kmh when she slammed her car into a tree killing herself and three of her children, a police investigation has revealed.
Keisha Ann Jackson was driving on Mooloolah Connection Rd at Glenview on August 21 on a dark, rainy night when she left the roadway and hit a tree.
Her children Ryan, 10, Joan, 7, died on impact. Little four-year-old Matilda died from her injuries in hospital three days later.
The police have concluded their investigations into the horrific crash which shook even the most experience police officers and paramedics.
Sunshine Coast Forensic Crash Unit's Acting Sergeant Duncan Hale said speed, weather conditions, illegal substances and lack of seatbelts all contributed to the death of four family members.
Eathan Jackson-Cook - who was 11 at the time - was the sole survivor and has since returned to school at Kawana Waters State College.
"The sample of the deceased driver's blood was sent away for analysis and the results showed Keisha ... had cannabis in her system which would have affected her ability to safely operate a vehicle," Sgt Hale said.
"It was not a high reading, but it was sufficient enough that it would have impacted on her driving.
"The preliminary analysis showed the vehicle was travelling at speeds between 130 and 160kmh when it lost control.
"Why she was going so fast, we couldn't say."
Police confirmed last month that all the family were in fact wearing a seatbelt, except for the youngest child, Matilda.
Sgt Hale said the family stood little chance of survival when considering the devastating combination of drugs, excessive speed, poor lighting and rainy conditions.