Harrison Kitt to spend 10 years under supervision for crash that killed Joanne Shanahan


A driver who caused a road crash that killed two women – including top SA Police officer Joanne Shanahan (nee Panayiotou) – will spend the next decade under supervision, The Advertiser reports.

On Tuesday, the District Court ordered Harrison Kitt, 21, serve a 10-year limiting term, monitored by both mental health experts and the Parole Board, while living with his parents.

He was also banned from drinking, driving and from attending shopping centres near the families of Joanne Shanahan and Tania McNeill.

READ MORE: Harrison Kitt found not guilty of crash that killed Joanne Shanahan and an Adelaide mum.

In April 2020, and while affected by undiagnosed bipolar, Mr Kitt drove through the intersection of Fullarton and Cross roads, Urrbrae, at 167km/h.

The car crash scene.

READ MORE: Harrison Kitt suffered ‘mental impairment’ during crash which killed Joanne Shanahan, court hears.

His car collided with those driven by Chief Superintendent Shanahan and Mrs McNeill, killing them both.

Mr Kitt was found not guilty of causing their deaths, by dangerous driving, due to mental incompetence.

In response, the McNeill and Shanahan families have said in their victim statements they would forever struggle to come to terms with the verdict.

READ MORE: ‘Slap in the face’: Family share grief over Joanna Shanahan’s death.

Source: The Advertiser.




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