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Accused fatal Vic crash driver in court

AAP logoAAP 29/07/2016

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MELBOURNE, July 29 AAP - A Melbourne woman has appeared in court charged with running a red light and causing a crash that killed a taxi driver.

Natasha Karishma Sanyasi appeared before the Melbourne Magistrates Court on Friday charged with culpable driving after taxi driver Dilawer Shah was killed in a collision in Fawkner earlier in July.

She also faces charges of driving in a dangerous manner and at a dangerous speed, driving an unregistered car, and possessing cannabis.

Sanyasi has also been charged with two counts of failing to stop at a red traffic light.

Mr Shah was killed when his taxi was hit by a car, allegedly driven by Sanyasi, on July 16.

A lawyer for Sanyasi said the 33-year-old Oakleigh South woman suffers from bipolar disorder.

"She's on a range of medications that she needs to take," Rainer Martini told the court.

He said Sanyasi has been unwell, and had received medical treatment on Thursday before she was taken into police custody and charged that evening.

"My client has indicated she feels really unwell at this stage," Mr Rainer said.

"She's in severe pain."

Sanyasi has been remanded into custody until a bail application in August.

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